Three individuals were killed early Friday morning in Lake County after a car crossed lanes and collided with another vehicle, forcing both trucks to overturn. The Florida Highway Patrol reported the collision.
The Florida Highway Patrol reported that the collision occurred in Clermont at about 5:30 a.m. on State Road 33 and Bakers Lane. Officials said three vehicles were involved in the cr@sh: a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and two semi-trucks. The three victims were pronounced dead by responding firefighters.
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Who Exactly Are The Ones Who Have Been Hurt?
When it crashed, the Chevrolet Silverado was carrying all three victims, all Mascotte residents. The female driver, age 21, was joined by a woman in her 50s and a man in his 59s, according to the FHP.
According to authorities, nobody in the car wore a seatbelt when it cr@shed. On Friday morning, a collision involving three automobiles claimed the lives of three people in Clermont.
Fatal Collision: What Went Wrong?
The Florida Highway Patrol said the incident occurred at 5:37 a.m. on State Road 33 near Bakers Lane. Southbound on SR-33 was a Chevy Silverado, and northbound was a 1999 Freightliner semi-tractor trailer and a 2018 Kenworth truck.
The Freightliner ran off the road to the left and flipped onto its right side after being hit by a pick-up truck crossing over into the northbound lane for some reason.
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After the initial collision, the Silverado kept going in the northbound direction. The Kenworth truck had swerved to the right and slammed head-on with it at that point. It kept heading northeast until it hit some trees and flipped onto its right side.
Injuries To Semi-truck Drivers Were Relatively Modest
The male drivers of both semis, ages 53 and 57, were reported to have sustained minor injuries in the collision. They were taken to a nearby hospital, but their injuries weren’t life-threatening. The effect is still being studied.
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