Suwannee County, FL (July 17, 2020) - Two people lost their lives in a head-on crash in Suwannee County on Thursday, July 16th. The collision took place around 5:40 p.m. on U.S. Highway 129.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene. Troopers say that two cars were traveling in the opposite direction on U.S. 129. For unknown reasons, one of the cars veered over the center line and collided head-on with the other car. A 54-year-old driver of one of the vehicles along with his passenger died at the crash scene. The 72-year-old female driver of the other vehicle was taken to Shands Live Oak Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The victims' names have not been released.
A crash investigation is still ongoing and there are no additional details available.
Car accidents in Florida happen every 92 seconds. Head-on collisions represent the most dangerous and deadly of all Florida traffic accidents. The reasons for a head-on crash include distraction, impairment, speeding, drowsiness, and more. The driver who causes a head-on crash is almost always involved in some sort of negligent driving or otherwise suffering from a medical condition that causes them to lose control of their vehicle. Police will continue to investigate this accident to determine the cause.
Our condolences go out to the family who lost their loved ones in this tragic Suwannee County car accident.
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