Marion County, FL (January 6, 2020) - One person is dead following a two-car crash in Marion County on Monday, January 6th. The crash took place along State Road 326 near the intersection with NW 77th Street.
According to reports, a car was traveling eastbound when the driver attempted to make a turn. The vehicle turned into the path of an oncoming car, causing the two to collide. Authorities say that the driver, 52-year-old Anthony Ray Andrews, was taken to a local hospital with critical injuries. His passenger, 53-year-old Helen W. Samerson-Richardson, died at the scene of the crash. Neither the driver nor passenger in the other vehicle were hurt.
The Florida Highway Patrol investigated the crash. No further details have been released at this time.
There are approximately eight fatal accidents per day reported in our state. Deadly crashes frequently happen as a result of driver negligence and many of them are avoidable. Losing a loved one to a Florida car accident is a truly heartbreaking and difficult experience. This is especially true when an innocent life is taken as a result of negligent driving.
Our thoughts and condolences are with those affected by this crash in Marion County.
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