News: 2 dead, 1 injured in accident on US 441 in Leesburg


LEESBURG, FL – Two people were killed in a motor vehicle accident in Leesburg on Wednesday morning, rescue officials said.

In a post on Facebook at 10:41 a.m., Leesburg Fire Rescue said crews responded to the area of US 441 and Sleepy Hollow Road.  First responders arrived to find the two victims deceased, while another person was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.  One person refused treatment. The identities of the victims were not immediately released.

All northbound lanes were shut down on US 441 near the scene.  Drivers were advised to expect delays and use alternate routes.

The Florida Highway Patrol and Leesburg Police Department were conducting an investigation into the wreck.

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