MARION COUNTY, FL – Authorities said a car accident in Marion County Monday morning left a woman dead and a toddler critically injured.
The crash happened near the intersection of County Road 318 and U.S. Highway 441, according to Ocala News.com. An investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol determined that a 44-year-old Citra woman was driving east in a sedan on County Road 318 at about 7:40 a.m. when she veered left into the oncoming lane.
The sedan veered directly into the path of an SUV going west on County Road 318 and the vehicles collided head-on. The sedan driver died at the scene, while a 2-year-old boy riding in her vehicle was listed in critical condition at UF Health Shands Hospital.
The driver of the SUV, a 45-year-old Reddick woman, was taken to the same hospital with minor injuries.
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