Old Town woman dies in head-on collision

A 73-year-old Old Town woman died Monday afternoon in a head-on collision on NE 389th Avenue north of Old Town.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, the woman driving a Kia Soul SUV westbound on NE 389th Avenue around 5:28 p.m. attempted to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone. The Kia driver traveled into the oncoming lane and struck a Ford van head-on that was traveling eastbound on NE 389th Avenue.

The driver of the van—a 60-year-old male from Old Town– attempted to brake and swerve to avoid the oncoming Kia, but was unsuccessful and the two vehicles collided, according to the report.

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The Kia driver died at the scene and the van’s driver and his passenger—a 61-year-old Old Town female—suffered minor injuries. 

State Road 349 and NE 389th Avenue north of Old Town map

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