Two killed in head-on crash on SR 78

Posted 11/27/22

GLADES COUNTY – Two people were killed in a head-on crash on State Road 78 on Saturday, Nov. 26 ...

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Two killed in head-on crash on SR 78

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GLADES COUNTY – Two people were killed in a head-on crash on State Road 78 on Saturday, Nov. 26, according to the Florida Department of Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred at 1:22 p.m., near Banana Grove Road.

According to the FHP report, vehicle 1, a Sports Utility Vehicle, driven by a 43-year-old Columbus, Ohio woman was travelling north on SR 78.

Vehicle #2, a Sports Utility Vehicle driven by a 37-year-old Lakeport woman was traveling south on SR 78.

“Vehicle 1 crossed the center line and entered the southbound lane of travel. The front of vehicle 1 collided with the front of vehicle 2,” the FHP report states.

A passenger in vehicle 1, a 6-year-old Columbus, Ohio girl, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of vehicle 1, and another passenger in that vehicle, a 4-year-old Columbus, Ohio boy were listed in critical condition.

The driver of vehicle 2 was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

Fatalities, Glades County, SR 78

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