Sumter County, FL (August 30, 2019) - Three people died when a car crashed head-on into an SUV on State Road 50 in Sumter County. The crash took place on Friday, August 30th around 10:30 am.
Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol reported that a 48-year-old woman was driving a Chevy Blazer westbound on SR 50 when her left front tire blew out. The car then veered over the center line where it collided head-on with a Ford SUV. The female driver of the Blazer and the male driver of the SUV were killed a the scene. A 49-year-old passenger in the Blazer was pronounced dead at Orlando Regional Medical Center. A passenger in the SUV was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. The deceased victims have not been identified at this time.
Police are still looking into the accident. No additional details are available at this time.
We are saddened to hear about this crash in Sumter County. Our condolences go out to families of the victims during this difficult time.
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