News: 2 dead, 3 injured in minivan accident on Interstate 75


MARION COUNTY, FL – A crash involving a truck and a minivan in Marion County left two people dead and three others injured, according to the Ocala StarBanner.

The vehicles collided Wednesday morning in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 near the exit for County Road 318.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a minivan traveling in the center lane clipped the left front tire of a semi in the right outside lane.  The minivan went off the roadway, onto a grass shoulder, hit two trees and caught fire.   The driver, a 49-year-old woman, and a passenger, a 15-year-old boy, died at the scene.  Both were from Miami.  Another passenger, a 23-year-old woman from Miami, was seriously injured while two children, ages 2 and 1, sustained minor injuries.  The injured were taken to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville.

The driver of the semi helped pull the three injured victims from the vehicle and was not injured in the wreck.

The accident shut down the outside lane of the interstate while state troopers, firefighters and emergency crews responded to the scene.

Were you or a loved one the victim of a car accident caused by another person’s negligence? If so, you have the right to seek compensation under the law. Contact the Marion County car accident lawyers at Whittel and Melton, LLC, who have the skill and experience to fight effectively for the money you deserve.  To schedule a free consultation, we can be reached by phone at 866-608-5529 or through our online contact form.

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