Four-vehicle collision injures five in Lake Butler

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An Orange Park man was seriously injured and four other people sustained minor injuries in a four-vehicle collision in Lake Butler on Tuesday morning.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) release, a 60-year-old Jacksonville man was driving a truck tractor east on State Road 121 and was approaching the intersection at County Road 231. A 19-year-old Orange Park man was driving a pickup truck northbound on CR 231 and was stopped at the SR 121 intersection.

A 39-year-old Raiford man driving a van pulled into the left turn lane on SR 121 westbound and stopped at the CR 231 intersection. The first van was followed by a 30-year-old Keystone Heights man driving a second van.

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The Orange Park man’s light turned green and he entered the intersection when the Jacksonville man entered the intersection and collided with the Orange Park man’s pickup in a T-bone-style collision. The two vehicles were redirected and collided with the first van, which then pushed into the following van.

The Orange Park man is in serious condition.

The Raiford man driving the first van and his passenger, a 36-year-old Raiford man, sustained minor injuries. The Keystone Heights man driving the second van and his passenger, a 41-year-old Raiford man, also sustained minor injuries.

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