Single-car Alachua County crash kills 1, injures 1

Mitsubishi Eclipse 2 ejected Gainesville women
A single-car accident on NE 21st Street near NE 181st Place killed one Gainesville woman and seriously injured another on Sunday morning. (Photo courtesy of Alachua County Fire Rescue)

A single-car accident along NE 21 Street killed one Gainesville woman and seriously injured another on Sunday morning.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release, a red Mitsubishi Eclipse heading north on NE 21st Street near NE 181st Place around 10 a.m. traveled off the east shoulder of the roadway and overturned.

A 33-year-old Gainesville woman died and a 23-year-old Gainesville woman is in serious condition, according to the release. 

In an Alachua County Fire Rescue (ACFR) release sent Sunday evening, ACFR, LaCrosse Fire Rescue, ShandsCair, the Alachua County Sheriff’s Department and FHP responded to the crash located near the Monteocha area of Alachua County.

The car left the roadway and struck a large oak tree after rolling over. Both occupants were ejected during the crash with one being pronounced dead at the scene and the second occupant was transported by ShandsCair helicopter. Neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt.

FHP continues to investigate which occupant was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident. 

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Editors Note: This story was updated with information from an Alachua County Fire Rescue press release.

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