Collision kills 4-month-old Lake City boy

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The intersection of U.S. 441 and SW Hillcrest Street in Columbia County.

A two-vehicle collision south of Lake City killed a 4-month-old boy Thursday afternoon.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report, the accident occurred at the intersection of U.S. 441 and SW Hillcrest Street in Columbia County. At 3:53 p.m., a 61-year-old Mayo man was driving north on 441 when a vehicle in front of him slowed to turn left on SW Hillcrest Street.

According to FHP, the man failed to stop and collided with the rear end of a sport utility vehicle driven by a 65-year-old Lake City man. The driver, along with a 63-year-old female passenger, were both seriously injured. A 4-month-old male passenger died. All three were wearing seatbelts.

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The Mayo man driving the other vehicle was also wearing a seatbelt and was uninjured in the crash.

FHP said its investigation into the incident is “active and ongoing.”

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