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ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a woman was killed in a pedestrian accident in Alachua County Friday morning.

According to WUFT, the incident took place on Southwest Archer Road near Southwest 63rd Boulevard at about 6:45 a.m.  The FHP said the victim was walking across the eastbound lanes of the roadway against the light.  A 51-year-old driver saw the woman, veered and slightly clipped her at a low speed.

The woman fell into traffic, where she was hit by a sedan driven by a 55-year-old woman who said she did not see the pedestrian.  The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Both drivers stopped and waited for authorities to arrive.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a truck driver died following an accident in Alachua County on Tuesday morning.

According to WGFL, the driver of a Volvo semi-truck pulling a flatbed trailer was headed south on Interstate 75 when he traveled onto the right shoulder near the Archer Road exit at about 7:50 a.m. The truck hit a guard rail, went down an inclined shoulder of the roadway, and crashed into several trees.

The driver, a 55-year-old man from Lake City, was pronounced dead at the scene.  No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

ALACHUA, FL – An accident in Alachua County Saturday morning left a motorcycle rider dead, reports the Gainesville Sun.

The incident took place on U.S. Highway 441 southbound in Micanopy at about 9:24 a.m.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a man was riding a motorcycle when he drove off the roadway and collided with a sign post.

The victim, a 31-year-old Alachua man, was pronounced dead after being taken to UF Health Shands Hospital.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – State troopers and rescue units were at the scene of a fatal wreck in Alachua County on Thursday night.

According to the Gainesville Sun, two vehicles collided on U.S. 301 in the Orange Heights area at about 7:30 p.m.

Three people were seriously injured and taken to an area hospital, where one of the victims was pronounced dead.

WALDO, FL – Two people were seriously injured in a collision in Alachua County on Thursday afternoon, officials said.

According to the Alachua Chronicle, firefighters were headed to a separate incident at about 4:15 p.m. when they saw a column of black smoke rising on US Highway 301.

Alachua County Fire Rescue Engine 40 arrived to find that two vehicles had been involved in a T-bone style collision at the intersection of US 301 and NE County Road 225, with one of the vehicles engulfed in flames.

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