One killed, two critically injured when van hits tree, catches fire on State Road 85

LAUREL HILL — One person was killed and two people were critically injured Sunday afternoon when their vehicle crashed into a tree and caught fire along State Road 85.

The crash occurred at 5:47 p.m. just north of Senterfitt Road south of Laurel Hill, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

Three people were traveling south in a van when the vehicle left the road and traveled onto the grass shoulder on the west side of SR 85.

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The vehicle struck a tree and stopped facing northeast, the FHP reported. After the collision, the van reportedly caught fire and became fully engulfed in flames.

A 37-year-old man and 37-year-old woman from Crestview were critically injured. Another man in the vehicle was killed. The FHP did not immediately release his identify.

This article originally appeared on Northwest Florida Daily News: One killed, two critically injured in fiery crash on State Road 85