Driver dies in collision near 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. 

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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