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The Villages
Thursday, February 22, 2024

Crash shuts down Rolling Acres Road for more than three hours

The investigation of a three-car crash shut down for more than three hours Thursday a section of Rolling Acres Road.

The vehicles involved in the crash remained at the site of the accident while a Florida Highway Patrol investigator studied the scene.

The driver of this overturned vehicle was airlifted to Ocala Regional Medical Center.

The accident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. about a half mile south of the intersection of Rolling Acres Road and County Road 466.

An older man’s car overturned after he lost control of it, according to a spokesperson with the Florida Highway Patrol. It had swerved into the opposite lane and struck a trailer being towed by a truck. His vehicle then struck an SUV.

The man was airlifted as a trauma alert to Ocala Regional Medical Center.

A Florida Highway Patrol investigator was at the scene of the crash on Rolling Acres Road.

A sign was placed at the entrance to Rolling Acres Road at County Road 466 indicating the road was closed. A Lake County sheriff’s deputy was stationed at the intersection of Lake Ella Road and Rolling Acres Road and only allowing through local traffic. Residents were being asked their address before being granted access.

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