Update: FHP spokesperson Lt. Patrick Riordan reported on Aug.30 that the 12-year-old passenger from Lorton, Va., has been released and is recovering. Riordan was unable to provide an update for the 28-year-old Waldo driver.
An early-morning two-vehicle accident Friday killed one woman and left two other people in critical condition.
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) officials said the 6 a.m. collision occurred when a 2011 Ford Edge SUV was traveling northbound on NE US Highway 301. As it approached the intersection of NE County Road 1471, a 2006 Toyota SUV traveling southbound entered Highway 301 and was struck by the Ford.
The Ford driver, a 57-year-old female from Lorton, Va., was pronounced dead at the scene. Her 12-year-old son was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
“Unfortunately, both were unrestrained, which may have contributed to their injuries/death,” said Lt. Patrick Riordan, Florida Highway Patrol public affairs officer.
The Toyota driver, a 28-year-old male from Waldo, was transported to the hospital in critical condition. He was also not wearing a seatbelt.
FHP is continuing to investigate the incident.