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MARION COUNTY, FL – A van carrying special needs passengers was involved in a fatal five-vehicle crash in Marion County on Tuesday afternoon, the Ocala News reported.

The Chevrolet transport van was headed south on U.S. 441 near SE Sunset Harbor Road when the accident occurred just after 3 p.m.  The Florida Highway Patrol said the van entered the intersection at the same time as an eastbound Dodge Journey, and the vehicles collided.  The impact caused the van to hit a Toyota Corolla and a Subaru Outback that were both in the left turn lane of U.S. 441.  Meanwhile the Journey crashed into a Nissan Altima that was also in the left turn lane.

A 36-year-old Ocala woman who was a passenger in the van was thrown from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, a 53-year-old Ocala woman, another adult and four children who have special needs were hospitalized.  No details were provided on the extent of their injuries.

BROOKSVILLE, FL – A multi-vehicle accident in Hernando County last week left a motorcyclist dead, reports The Hernando Sun.

The incident occurred Thursday in the area of U.S. 98 and Mondon Hill Road at about 5:24 p.m. The Florida Highway Patrol said the driver of a pickup truck that was headed west on U.S. 98 failed to stop at a red light while approaching the intersection.

The pickup entered the path of a motorcycle, causing the vehicles to collide. The motorcycle was then redirected and crashed into a sedan that was stopped in the eastbound inside lane of U.S. 98.

PASCO CO., FL – A man from Land O’ Lakes was killed when he was hit by a vehicle while walking in the Wesley Chapel area on Sunday morning.

According to the Tampa Free Press, the victim was hit by a GMC Sierra while walking in the northbound lane of Wesley Chapel Boulevard near Hyde Park Boulevard.

The pedestrian, an unidentified 31-year-old man, died at the scene.

OCALA, FL – Two people were hospitalized Saturday when a semi truck hauling a tank of water overturned and struck a passenger vehicle in northeast Ocala, ClickOrlando reports.

Emergency responders were called to the 2400 block of NE 14th Street at about 3:25 a.m. that morning. They extricated the passenger vehicle’s driver from the wreckage and transported that individual and the truck’s driver to an area hospital. The extent of their injuries remains unknown at this time.

The water the truck had been transporting was safe to drink and consequently was not considered an environmental hazard.

PASCO CO., FL – A woman from Tampa was killed when she was hit by a vehicle in Pasco County last night.

According to a report by the Tampa Free Press, the 44-year-old woman was hit by a pickup truck while crossing SR-54 east of Copperspring Boulevard shortly before 10:30 p.m.

The woman was rushed to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

OCALA, FL – A multi-vehicle crash in the Silver Springs area left two people injured on Wednesday afternoon.

According to a report by WCJB, the crash involved two Ford SUVs and happened at about 2:30 a.m. along East Silver Springs Boulevard.

Officers discovered one of the vehicles was rolled onto its roof at the scene. Two people in one of the vehicles were transported to a local hospital with unspecified injuries.

SUMTER CO., FL – A multi-vehicle collision near Bushnell last Friday night claimed the lives of two people, WESH reports.

The crash took place at about 7 p.m. on County Road 48 near the intersection with Southeast 10th Street.

Investigators say the driver of an eastbound SUV lost control while navigating a curve, over corrected, and collided nearly head-on with a westbound sedan. The SUV then hit two additional westbound vehicles, causing the driver to be ejected.

LEESBURG, FL – A man from North Carolina died last Friday in a multi-vehicle crash in the Leesburg area, WKMG reports.

The crash took place at the intersection of US-27 and Tally Road.

Investigators say a 2019 Lexus swerved into the rear of a 1988 Cadillac, causing the Cadillac to catch fire.

DADE CITY, FL – Five people, including four children, were injured in a major collision in Dade City early this morning.

According to a report by WFTS, the crash took place at about 3 a.m. along I-75.

Details about the crash are limited at this time. Officials confirmed four children and one adult were treated for unspecified injuries.

GAINESVILLE, FL – A motorcyclist was killed and another person as hospitalized following a collision in Gainesville on Thursday afternoon.

According to a report by the Alachua Chronicle, the crash happened when the motorcyclist ran the red light at NW 39th Avenue and NW 24th Boulevard at a high rate of speed, and collided with a sedan.

The motorcyclist, whose identity is unclear at this time, suffered fatal injuries in the wreck.

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