One person was airlifted from the scene of a three-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Rolling Acres Road.
The crash occurred at about 1:30 p.m. and forced traffic to be detoured from the scene of the accident, about a half mile south of the intersection of Rolling Acres Road and County Road 466. The Florida Highway Patrol has been called in to investigate.
An older male driver of a car lost control and swerved head-on into the opposite lane and struck a trailer being hauled by a truck, according to a spokesperson with FHP. His vehicle then overturned and struck a third car. The driver that caused the crash was flown to Ocala Regional Medical Center as a trauma alert.
The Lake County Sheriff’s and Lake County Fire Rescue were also on the scene.
Rolling Acres Road has been declared a “failing road” due to its deteriorating condition and the heavy amount of traffic on it.