Palatka, FL (August 22, 2021) - Officials in Palatka are investigating following a fatal car accident on Saturday afternoon. The collision happened on U.S. Highway 17 near County Landfill Road.
According to a report from the scene, a 40-year-old man was driving on Highway 17 with a 37-year-old woman as a passenger. The man made a left turn onto County Landfill Road when he collided with a vehicle driven by a 60-year-old woman. The 37-year-old passenger died at the scene and the man, along with the 60-year-old woman, sustained serious injuries. None of the victims have been identified.
The accident remains under investigation. There is no further information available at this time.
Deadly crashes are reported each day on Florida's roadways. In fact, a fatal car accident in Florida takes place about once every three hours, Many of these accidents can result in death or serious injuries for innocent drivers and passengers. A Florida car accident can have tremendous effects on family members who are forced to move forward following such a sudden tragedy.
We would like to offer our condolences to the families of the victims in the aftermath of this car accident in Palatka.
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