Marion County crash kills 1, injures 3

On Friday afternoon, a collision south of Williston along County Road 326 near NW 160th Avenue killed one person and injured three others. 

According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report, a 61-year-old Williston woman was driving a pickup west on County Road 326 around 2:10 p.m. behind several other vehicles when she went to pass and entered the eastbound lane of CR-326. The Williston woman was unable to pass and unable to merge back into the westbound lane when a 23-year-old Morriston woman was driving a sedan eastbound on CR-326.

The Williston woman veered her pickup onto the south grass shoulder while the Morriston woman attempted to avoid colliding with the pickup. The front right of the pickup collided with the front of the sedan and both vehicles were redirected in a southwesterly direction and came to a final rest facing west on the south grass shoulder. 

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According to the report, there were three people from Morriston in the sedan. A 37-year-old male passenger was pronounced dead at the scene while the Morriston driver was in critical condition and a 19-year-old male passenger is in serious condition. No one in the sedan were wearing seatbelts.

The Williston woman is in serious condition. 

Emergency responders transported the injured to the hospital, and FHP continues to investigate.

NW 160th Avenue and County Road 326, Marion County map
NW 160th Avenue and County Road 326, Marion County map

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