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Deadly Florida accident kills 2, seriously injures 2

A Fleming Island car crash has left two people dead and two others seriously injured. The Nov. 28 head-on collision occurred on U.S. Highway 17.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a white Ford F-150 headed south on U.S. 17 hit a stop sign at the Radar Road intersection then swerved across the grass median into oncoming traffic. A black Lexus SUV headed north struck the F-150 head-on, causing both vehicles to flip over.

Florida high-speed accident kills couple from Pittsburgh

On Thanksgiving evening, a couple of Pittsburgh natives were returning to their Florida home after visiting friends for Thanksgiving dinner when their car was struck in St. Petersburg, Florida, by an SUV allegedly driving over 100 miles per hour. The married couple, a 64-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman, were killed instantly.

The SUV driver, a 31-year-old man, reportedly hit one car and left the scene. He then hit the Pittsburgh couples' car while allegedly driving at an excessive speed. His blood alcohol content was reported by the police to be twice the legal limit.

1 dead, several injured in multiple Florida highway accidents

On Nov. 14, the Florida Highway Patrol responded to three successive car accidents, which left one person dead and several others with injuries. All three incidents appeared to have occurred on Interstate 4 near Lakeland.

The first accident occurred at approximately 5:25 a.m., when a 27-year-old man lost control of a 2009 Mitsubishi and struck a concrete wall. Reportedly, he had been traveling under the Polk Parkway overpass when the event occurred. Officials pronounced him dead at the scene of the crash. He was reportedly not wearing his seat belt. No other vehicles were involved in this accident.

Motorcyclist dies in Florida crash

The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that one man was killed in a traffic accident on Nov. 10. The accident reportedly occurred at approximately 6:40 p.m. on Dairy Road in Melbourne.

According to authorities, a 25-year-old man driving a 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle collided with an 83-year-old Melbourne woman driving a 2006 Hyundai sedan who was attempting to make a left turn from Dairy Road onto Eber Boulevard. The motorcyclist was thrown from his vehicle due to the impact. He suffered injuries in the crash causing death, authorities reported. According to FHP, the accident is still under investigation.

Head-on crash in Florida kills 2, critically injures 1

A wrong-way crash in Alligator Alley on Nov. 7 had fatal ramifications, authorities reported. The accident occurred near mile marker 85 on Interstate 75 shortly before 3:30 a.m.

Police said that a 26-year-old woman was traveling north in a Chevy Cobalt when her vehicle crossed the center median and entered the southbound lanes of the interstate. Approximately six minutes later, the Cobalt collided head-on with an oncoming Mazda sedan, officials reported.

2 women killed in collision with wrong-way driver

A wrong-way accident that occurred on U.S. 19 in Florida has left two women dead and one listed in critical condition. The at-fault driver, a 51-year-old woman, was driving an SUV southbound in the northbound lane of the highway. While it is unclear at what point the woman pulled into the northbound lane, she crashed head-on into a station wagon.

The two occupants of the station wagon died as a result of their injuries. The driver, a 74-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her 75-year-old female passenger was taken to Seven Rivers Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. The wrong-way driver was airlifted from the scene to Ocala Regional Hospital.

Woman injured in I-95 collision

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a 36-year-old woman was injured in a wreck involving a semi-truck on Interstate 95 in Boca Raton. According to authorities, the Oct. 20 accident occurred in the southbound lanes of the highway near Glades Road.

Troopers indicated that the semi-truck was attempting to change lanes on the interstate when it clipped the 36-year-old woman's Honda Accord. Consequently, the woman lost control of the Honda, which was then struck by a 2004 Ford SUV with a 33-year-old driver. Following the second collision, the Honda caromed through a fence and into a pole, authorities reported.

Florida woman killed in head-on collision

On Oct. 14, a 19-year-old Ponte Vedra woman was killed when her Nissan Altima crossed over the median into the southbound lanes of U.S. 1 North nearby Hidden Road shortly before 2 p.m. The Altima rolled over, and it was then struck by a Toyota Prius driven by an 81-year-old St. Augustine man.

The Prius hit the top of the Altima, and the woman was ejected from her vehicle. Police say she was not wearing her seat belt. She was declared dead at the crash scene by authorities. The man was taken to UF Health Jacksonville for treatment of serious injuries.

Man dies in Florida crash with tractor-trailer

At around 3:29 a.m. on Oct. 10, a southbound car on Grand Boulevard struck the left rear of a tractor-trailer that was pulling left out of a parking lot to head north. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the 23-year-old driver of the car was not wearing his seat belt, and he died at the scene.

The accident happened on the 3300 block of Grand Boulevard, just south of Elkhorn Boulevard. Troopers did not say who was at fault in the accident. The 51-year-old driver of the tractor-trailer had only minor injuries. Charges are currently pending, according to reports.

3 seriously injured in Florida head-on collision

An accident on State Road 85 injured three people in Okaloosa County on Oct. 2. The head-on collision occurred at about 11 a.m. near the entrance to the Northwest Florida Regional Airport. A man, who is the coach of the Northwest Florida State College women's basketball team, and his wife were involved in the crash.

The wreck occurred north of General Bond Boulevard when a 53-year-old driver entered the north lanes after crossing the median and three southbound lanes. The driver's 2014 Nissan Versa hit a 2010 Ford Fusion head-on, which contained the couple. The coach and the Nissan driver both needed to be extracted from their vehicles by emergency crews, and they were taken to hospitals by helicopter.

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