Newberry woman dies in State Road 45 head-on collision

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A 29-year-old Newberry woman died Friday evening after her pickup collided with an SUV on State Road 45.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report, a 45-year-old Newberry woman was driving a Ford SUV south on SR 45 at 7:38 p.m. when she struck the 29-year-old Newberry woman driving a Chevrolet pickup north on SR 45.

Emergency responders transported the pickup driver to UF Health ER where she was pronounced dead. The SUV driver sustained serious injuries.

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According to the FHP report, the pickup driver was not wearing a seatbelt and the SUV driver was wearing a seatbelt.

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