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Friday, May 20, 2022

Two teens killed in high-speed crash on U.S. 301 in Sumter County

Two teenagers were killed Saturday morning in a high-speed crash on U.S. 301 in Sumter County.

A 19-year-old Summerfield man had been at the wheel of a red sedan at 7:50 a.m. traveling northbound on U.S. 301 at County Road 472 (Rainey Trail) “at a high rate of speed,” according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

Emergency personnel were at the scene of a crash Saturday morning at U.S. 301 and near County Road 472.

The teen lost control of the sedan, it traveled over the center median and into the southbound lanes of U.S. 301 where it collided with the front of a white pickup driven by a 65-year-old man from Eustis.

This truck was involved in a collision Saturday morning near U.S. 301 and County Road 472.

The teen driver and an 18-year-old female passenger from Ocklawaha died at the scene of the crash.

The Eustis man and a 28-year-old Lady Lake man who was riding in the truck as a passenger, both suffered minor injuries.

All four people involved in the crash had been wearing seat belts, the report noted.

A motorcyclist suffered a broken leg in a collision at that intersection in 2016.

Several people, including Villagers, were seriously injured in a crash at the same intersection in 2015.  

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