1 dead, 2 injured in Columbia County accident

A 22-year-old Louisiana man died and two others were injured in a Friday afternoon traffic accident in south Columbia County. 

According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report, the crash occurred at a rural intersection between Lake City and High Springs.

A pickup truck traveling west on SW Herlong Street failed to stop at the stop sign at County Road 131, an FHP report said. An 72-year-old Fort White woman traveling north on County Road 131 struck the side of the truck with her SUV, causing the truck to spin and overturn. 

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The driver of the truck, a 53-year-old man from Abbeville, La., sustained minor injuries, but his 22-year-old passenger, also of Abbeville, was ejected and pronounced dead on the scene. Neither man was wearing a seatbelt. 

The Fort White woman was wearing a seatbelt but still suffered serious injuries. FHP did not report where the woman was taken for treatment. 

FHP said the accident is under investigation. 

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