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3 hospitalized after head-on collision in Marion County

Three people were hospitalized on Thursday afternoon following a multi-vehicle crash in Marion County.

Shortly after 1:25 p.m., Marion County Fire Rescue units responded to County Road 326 in reference to a head-on collision involving three vehicles, according to MCFR.

3 vehicle crash on County Road 326 in Marion County on December 7, 2023 firefighters at scene of crash
The three-vehicle crash occurred on County Road 326 in Marion County on December 7, 2023 (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

The first MCFR unit arrived at the scene of the crash at 1:37 p.m. Crew members observed one vehicle with heavy damage, and two vehicles had sustained moderate damage in the crash.

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One of the sedans involved in the crash was heavily damaged (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

Additional MCFR units arrived shortly afterwards, and firefighters worked quickly to remove one of the vehicles off a sedan that had an entrapped driver.

3 vehicle crash on County Road 326 in Marion County on December 7, 2023 firefighters freeing driver from sedan (MCFR) 3
MCFR crews working to free a driver from the wreckage (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

The sedan’s driver was soon freed from the wreckage and transported to a local hospital as a trauma alert.

3 hospitalized after head on collision in Marion County
The entrapped driver was quickly freed from the sedan and trauma alerted to a local hospital (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

Two other individuals involved in the accident were also taken to local hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

3 vehicle crash on County Road 326 in Marion County on December 7, 2023 FHP investigating
The cause of the three-vehicle accident is being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident.

The names and ages of the individuals involved in the crash were not released by Marion County Fire Rescue.