2-vehicle crash injures 5 in Gilchrist County

SR 47 and CR 340, Gilchrist County photo
An SUV ran through the County Road 340 and State Road 47 intersection and hit a pickup on Sunday injuring five people. (Google Maps)

Five people were injured when an SUV failed to stop at an intersection along County Road 340 and struck a pickup on Sunday night in Gilchrist County.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release, a 23-year-old female from Deltona driving an SUV westbound on CR 340 around 6:45 p.m. failed to stop at the State Road 47 intersection. She struck a pickup being driven north on SR 47 by a 27-year-old male from Moultrie, Georgia. The pickup overturned and one passenger from the SUV was ejected from the vehicle.

All four of the people in the SUV were injured with the driver and a 22-year-old female from Orange City in critical condition and a male (age and city unknown) and a 33-year-old male from DeLand in serious condition. None of the four people in the SUV were wearing seatbelts, according to the FHP release.

Emergency responders transported the three passengers of the SUV and pickup truck driver, also in serious condition, to UF Health by ambulance. The SUV driver was airlifted to UF Health.

SR 47 and CR 340, Gilchrist County map
Google Maps SR 47 and CR 340, Gilchrist County map
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