Two elderly people dead after two-vehicle crash in Marion County

The two vehicles collided killing two people in Marion County.
Published: Aug. 26, 2023 at 4:42 PM EDT
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OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) - Florida Highway Patrol dispatched deputies around 2 p.m. after receiving reports of a two-vehicle accident on SE Maricamp Road Saturday.

The two vehicles each only had one person inside each. Both were pronounced dead on scene when FHP arrived at 2:15 p.m.

FHP troopers say the first driver, a 71-year-old woman from Ocklawaha, crossed into oncoming traffic while driving down the road.

She crashed into a car driven by a 79-year-old man from Leesburg.

The 71-year-old was killed in the crash, and the 79-year-old died after being taken to a nearby hospital.

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