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Saturday, May 14, 2022

Crash on County Road 326 in Marion County kills Morriston man, injures three others

A two-vehicle crash on County Road 326 in Marion County killed a man from Morriston and injured three others on Friday afternoon.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol incident report, a pickup truck driven by a 61-year-old Williston woman was traveling westbound on County Road 326, near NW 160th Avenue, at around 2:10 p.m.

A sedan driven by a 23-year-old Morriston woman was heading eastbound on County Road 326 with two passengers: a 37-year-old man and 19-year-old man, both from Morriston.

The report indicated that the pickup truck was traveling behind several other vehicles, and the driver moved into the eastbound lane to pass them. When the pickup truck was unable to merge back into the westbound lane, the driver veered onto the grass shoulder.

At the same time, the sedan attempted to avoid a collision with the pickup truck by veering onto the grass shoulder. The front of the pickup truck crashed into the front of the sedan, and both vehicles came to a rest facing westbound on the grass shoulder.

The 37-year-old passenger in the sedan sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The sedan’s two other occupants were transported to a local hospital for medical treatment, and the driver’s injuries were listed as critical.

The driver and sole occupant of the pickup truck was transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The crash is currently under investigation.

The names of the individuals involved in the accident were not released, per FHP policy.