1 dead, 2 injured in collision between car and pickup on US 441


LEESBURG, FL – A collision in Leesburg last week left one person dead and two others injured, according to police.

A report by the Leesburg News states that the accident happened on U.S. Highway 441 at Perkins Street on Wednesday morning.

Investigators said the driver of a 2007 Chevrolet sedan was headed north on Highway 441 at 11:39 a.m. When he attempted to turn left onto Perkins Street, he collided with a 2011 GMC pickup truck.

The driver of the sedan, 73-year-old David Reno of Leesburg, was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.  The driver of the GMC, 22-year-old Terrin Lawson, and a passenger in the pickup, 18-year-old Taraya McBride, were hospitalized with undisclosed injuries. Both are from Leesburg.

Leesburg police are continuing to investigate the cause of the wreck.

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