Putnam County, FL (November 11, 2020) - One person was killed and four others suffered injuries following a crash on State Road 100 in Putnam County. The crash took place just before 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10th.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene. According to troopers, a 59-year old woman from Palatka was traveling westbound on SR 100 when she lost control of her vehicle, causing it to swerve off the roadway and strike a guardrail. The car then traveled back onto the roadway and collided head-on with a second car. A third vehicle collided with the back of the second vehicle following the head-on crash.
A 47-year-old man driving the second vehicle was killed in the crash with a 46-year-old female passenger in the same vehicle who suffered serious injuries. The 59-year-old driver of the first vehicle also sustained serious injuries. Two others sustained only minor injuries as a result of the crash. There is no word on the cause of the accident at this time.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating.
Car accidents in Florida occur about once every 92 seconds. This means that all drivers are constantly at risk of being hurt in a crash on our state's roadways. Despite safety precautions that can be taken, some crashes are simply unavoidable due to the actions of others. Sadly, each day there are numerous instances of drivers who suffer injuries or are killed in crashes that were not their fault.
Our most sincere condolences are with all affected by this tragic car accident in Putnam County.
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