Driver dies in collision near Fort White

Image of County Road 18 (SW Fellowship Street) near the intersection of County Road 131 (SW Tustenuggee Avenue) west of Fort White.
Image of County Road 18 (SW Fellowship Street) near the intersection of County Road 131 (SW Tustenuggee Avenue) west of Fort White.

A two-vehicle collision east of Fort White resulted in a fatality Tuesday morning. 

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) said in a report that a 37-year-old Bell woman driving an SUV traveling westbound on SW County Road 18 crossed over the center line and into the path of an oncoming pickup truck towing a trailer driving eastbound around 7 a.m.

Emergency responders pronounced the SUV driver dead at the scene and the 26-year-old pickup driver from O’Brien sustained minor injuries. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts. 

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The collision occurred near SW County Road 131. 

FHP will continue to investigate the accident. 

Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to note the deceased driver was a woman. 

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