News: Head-on collision of pickups on SR 24 kills 1, injures 3


GAINESVILLE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said two pickup trucks were involved in a deadly collision on Sunday evening in Alachua County.

The Main Street Daily News reports the accident happened on State Road 24 near NE 55th Terrace.  The FHP determined that a man was driving a pickup south shortly before 6 p.m. when he crossed over the center median and collided head-on with a northbound pickup.

The driver of the first vehicle, a 23-year-old man from Gainesville, was killed in the wreck.  The driver of the second vehicle, a 43-year-old man, and his two passengers, a 44-year-old woman and a 3-year-old boy, suffered minor injuries.  The three are from Cordova, Maryland.

If you have been the victim of a motor vehicle accident due to another person’s negligence, reach out to the law firm of Whittel & Melton.  Our experienced Gainesville Car Accident Attorneys are available to help you determine the best course of action for seeking financial compensation for the injuries and losses you have sustained. We can be reached online or by phone at 866-608-5529 to schedule a free consultation.

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