Marion County, FL (November 8, 2019) - Three people were killed in a crash that took place in Marion County on Thursday, November 7th. The crash occurred on County Road 484 near County Road 467.
Police say that 71-year-old Emilio Nunez of Summerfield, FL was driving a 2003 Suzuki Vitara in the southbound lanes of CR 467. As Nunez approached the intersection with CR 484 he entered on a green light. As he proceeded into the intersection, he was t-boned by a 1999 Ford F350 driven by 48-year-old Stephen Lynn. Nunez's car flipped over following the crash and landed in a ditch on its roof. Nunez died at the scene. His 9-year-old granddaughter Neveah and 7-year-old granddaughter Katalaya were also killed in the crash.
Police arrested Lynn and charged him with three counts of DUI manslaughter for his role in the crash.
Our condolences go out to the family who was affected by this terrible car accident in Marion County. DUI crashes continue to be a major epidemic across our state. Deciding to drive under the influence is one of the worst decisions that a person can make. Impaired drivers have slower reaction times and place themselves and others in extreme danger each time they get behind the wheel. This accident is a sad reminder of that fact.
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