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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.

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.

OCALA, FL – One 15-year-old was killed and another was seriously injured in a wrong-way crash in northeast Ocala early Tuesday morning.

According to a report by WFTV, the crash occurred at the intersection of Northeast 14th Street and Northeast 25th Avenue at about 5:15 a.m.

Officers say two 15-year-olds were on Northeast 14th St. when their Toyota sedan veered into the oncoming lanes and collided with a Mitsubishi.

THE VILLAGES, FL – A child was killed and two other individuals were seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash near Wildwood on Saturday evening.

According to a report by Villages-News, the driver of a 2000 Chrysler Caravan lost control of he vehicle on the Florida Turnpike just south of I-75 at about 6:04 p.m. The vehicle then entered the shoulder, where it hit a guardrail, skidded back across the roadway, and struck a tree.

An 11-year-old passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, 40-year-old Ocala man, and a 71-year-old female passenger were hospitalized in serious condition.

OCALA, FL – A collision involving multiple vehicles in West Ocala Wednesday morning left two people injured, WCJB reports.

The accident happened at about 9:30 a.m. along Southwest Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue near the Ed Croskey Recreation Center.

First responders discovered two vehicles severely damaged at the scene. Both drivers were taken to a nearby hospital, one with serious, potentially life-threatening injuries.

PASCO CO., FL – A man from Spring Hill as killed in a rollover collision on Bellamy Brothers Boulevard on Wednesday evening.

According to the Tampa Free Press, the 40-year-old man lost control of his pickup truck when approaching Johnston Road at about 6:09 p.m. The truck veered across the northbound lanes, rolled an unknown number of times, and struck a tree.

The unidentified driver was pronounced dead at the scene. No additional injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL – A man is facing DUI and manslaughter charges in connection a crash that claimed the life of a Zephyrhills woman on Tuesday night.

According to a report by the Tampa Free Press, the crash happened at about 10 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-75 near milepost 268.

Troopers believe the driver of a Honda Accord, 31-year-old Michael Troy Jones, struck a Chevrolet Cruz driven by a 25-year-old man from Zephyrhills. The Chevrolet then struck the median before colliding with a tree.

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