Dixie county crash kills teen, injures 2

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. 

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