Suwannee County crash kills 1, injures 2

County Road 137 and 256th Street in Suwannee County
One person died and two were critically injured in a collision along County Road 137 in Suwannee County on Monday morning.
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An O’Brien man died and two other people were critically injured in a two-vehicle collision Monday morning in Suwannee County.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) release, a 40-year-old O’Brien man was driving a 2007 Ford Taurus northbound on County Road 137 around 6:45 a.m. when he veered to the left into the southbound lane for unknown reasons. The Ford collided with a 2015 Toyota Carola driven by a 43-year-old Lake City woman just north of 256th Street (Bibby Road).

The crash blocked both lanes.

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Emergency responders transported the Taurus driver to HCA Lake City hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Toyota driver and a 41-year-old female Taurus passenger were transported to UF Health in Gainesville and are in critical condition.

Neither of the two people in the Taurus was wearing a seatbelt. The Toyota driver was wearing a seatbelt.

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