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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Woman killed, man critically injured in two-vehicle crash on SR 121 in Levy County

A 49-year-old woman was killed on Wednesday morning, and a 52-year-old man was critically injured, after their vehicles collided on State Road 121 in Levy County.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol incident report, at approximately 7:15 a.m., the 52-year-old man from Williston was traveling southbound on State Road 121, around half a mile south of NE 65th Street, in a 2017 Ram pickup truck.

At the same time, the 49-year-old woman from Williston was heading northbound on the same road in a 2021 Nissan Kicks sports utility vehicle.

For reasons that are unknown, the pickup truck traveled across the center line and struck the SUV head-on. After the collision, the pickup truck overturned onto its right side on State Road 121, and the SUV traveled onto the east grass shoulder where it overturned.

The pickup truck’s driver was transported to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville for treatment of his critical injuries.

Levy County Fire Rescue arrived on scene, and the driver of the SUV was pronounced deceased.

The names of the drivers involved in the accident were not released by FHP.