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Sunday, March 3, 2024

Elderly Morriston man killed in 3-vehicle crash at Levy intersection

A 74-year-old man from Morriston was killed on Thursday morning in a three-vehicle crash that occurred at an intersection in Levy County.

Shortly after 9:20 a.m., the 74-year-old Morriston man was traveling westbound in a sedan on County Road 323, and he stopped at the stop sign located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 41, according to the Florida Highway Patrol incident report.

FHP stated that at the same time, a tractor with a flatbed trailer hauling a tree was heading southbound on U.S. Highway 41, approaching the same intersection. A third vehicle was also traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 41, and it was stopped in the left turn lane at the intersection as the driver waited to turn onto County Road 323.

According to the report, the sedan proceeded into the northbound lane of U.S. Highway 41 and directly into the path of the tractor-trailer. The right front of the tractor-trailer struck the “left front fender section” of the sedan.

Moments after the initial collision, the tractor-trailer swerved to the left and struck the left front section of the third vehicle.

The elderly driver and sole occupant of the sedan sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at HCA Florida Ocala Hospital.

The tractor-trailer’s driver and sole occupant, a 65-year-old Micanopy man, was not injured. The driver and sole occupant of the third vehicle, a 65-year-old woman from Morriston, sustained minor injuries in the crash.

The names of the individuals involved in the accident were not released by the Florida Highway Patrol.