DUNNELLON, FL – State troopers were called to the scene of a fatal multi-vehicle accident in Marion County on Tuesday evening.
According to the Ocala StarBanner, the crash took place in the area of County Road 484 and Southwest 134th Street in Dunnellon shortly before 6 p.m.
An investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol found that the driver of a Chevy Equinox SUV was headed west on CR-484, crossed over the center line, and sideswiped an eastbound GMC Sierra pickup truck. The Chevy then collided head-on with an eastbound GMC Denali pickup truck that had been behind the Sierra.
The driver of the Equinox, a 46-year-old Dunnellon woman, died after being taken to an area hospital. She was reported to be headed home from work at the time of the crash. The seven occupants of the Sierra and two people in the Denali were not injured.
The driver of the Sierra, identified as 24-year-old Abenamar Sanchez-Hernandez of Orlando, was charged with driving without a license.
A stretch of CR-484 was closed off for several hours for the accident investigation.
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