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Updating Breaking News: Two dead, four injured after two-vehicle collision in Gilchrist County


Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle collision in Gilchrist County yesterday that resulted in the death of a driver and a passenger.

According to the FHP report, at approximately 4:25 pm, a sedan driven by a 43-year-old Fanning Springs man was traveling south on County Road 307, approaching the intersection of State Road 26.

At the same time, a pickup truck driven by a 35-year-old Chiefland man was traveling east on SR 26. The pickup also had a large boat in tow on a trailer.

As they approached, the sedan driver failed to stop at the stop sign for SR 26 before attempting to cross to continue south on SW 30th Avenue, which violated the pickup truck's right-of-way. As a result, the pickup struck the sedan on its passenger side within the eastbound lane of SR 26.

After the crash, the sedan rotated counterclockwise, leaving the roadway onto the south shoulder, where it came to a final rest.

The pickup rotated clockwise, coming to final rest also on the south shoulder. The force of the collision detached the boat and its trailer from the vehicle. The boat trailer came to final rest between the two vehicles on the shoulder, while the boat, being detached from its trailer as well, rolled over the top of the sedan before coming to final rest also on the south shoulder.

The sedan driver and a passenger were pronounced deceased. The pickup driver and three passengers reported minor injuries, according to the FHP report.

The FHP did not release the names of either driver or the passengers involved in the crash.

This is an update of breaking news and may be updated again if more details are known.

Gilchrist County, Fanning Springs, Chiefland, Florida Highway Patrol, Fatal Crash, Pickup Truck


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