A 14-year-old Old Town girl died Friday night after a vehicle broadsided the car she was riding in, according to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).
FHP reported the accident occurred just after 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of State Road 349 and NE 389th Avenue, which is a few miles north of Old Town.
A 16-year-old Old Town boy was traveling north on State Road 349 when he attempted to make a left turn onto NE 389th Avenue. A southbound vehicle, driven by a 25-year-old Bell man, struck the car on the passenger side, where the 14-year-old girl was seated, according to the FHP report.
Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and suffered serious injuries. FHP did not report whether the 14-year-old girl was wearing a seatbelt, but she died at the scene.
First responders took the two drivers to UF Health in Gainesville for treatment.
FHP said an investigation into the crash is still ongoing.