Tampa woman dies in Columbia County single-vehicle accident

A 73-year-old Tampa woman died when her SUV traveled off US 90 east of Lake City on Tuesday morning and struck a railroad gate mechanism.
A 73-year-old Tampa woman died when her SUV traveled off US 90 east of Lake City on Tuesday morning and struck a railroad gate mechanism.
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A 73-year-old Tampa woman died Tuesday morning when her SUV traveled off US 90 east of Lake City and collided with a railroad gate mechanism.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) release, the Tampa woman was driving west on US 90 near Llewellyn Avenue at 2:10 a.m. when her vehicle traveled off the roadway and crashed into a railroad gate mechanism and gate lever.

The railroad gate was not active at the time and no trains were reportedly in the area or affected the crash.

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Emergency responders transported the woman, who was not wearing a seatbelt, to UF Shands Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

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