Two High Springs residents killed in Thanksgiving Day crash on Interstate 75

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Two High Springs residents were killed and another seriously injured in a Thursday morning crash on Interstate 75, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP does not release the names of people involved in crashes. Killed were a 13-year-old girl and an 83-year-old woman.

The Thanksgiving Day crash occurred about 10:40 a.m. at mile marker 397 south of the U.S. 441 interchange at Alachua.

Three vehicles were southbound — a sedan driven by a 23-year-old St. Petersburg man was in the center lane, a tractor-trailer driven by a 38-year-old Clermont man was in the right lane beside the sedan and an SUV driven by a 55-year-old High Springs man was in the left lane, FHP reported.

The sedan driver went into the right lane, struck the side of the tractor-trailer and traveled into the left lane, hitting the back of the SUV.

FHP reported the SUV overturned several times. Both of those who died were passengers and wearing seatbelts. Another passenger, a 50-year-old High Springs woman, had serious injuries. The driver had minor injuries.

Neither the sedan driver nor the trucker were injured.

This article originally appeared on The Gainesville Sun: Thanksgiving Day crash on I-75 in Alachua County kills two

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