Two dead, one person injured during crash on Highway 40

Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 5:39 PM EDT
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UPDATE: SILVER SPRINGS, Fla. (WCJB) - State troopers say that two women died during a collision on East Highway 40 Thursday afternoon.

Florida Highway Patrol officials say that the two women were driving west on the highway in the area of Silver Springs when they started to enter the wrong lane.

They then collided with another vehicle causing one of the vehicles to catch on fire.

The other driver suffered serious injuries.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies say multiple people are hurt after a crash on East Highway 40 in Silver Springs.

Neighbors say two vehicles were involved and one caught fire. MCSO and Marion County Fire Rescue responded to the scene on Thursday afternoon.

Drivers were asked to avoid the area. Traffic is being redirected to Southeast 24th Street Road and South Highway 314-A.

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