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FHP: 3 hurt in Madison Co. crash, man charged with careless driving

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Posted at 2:46 AM, Aug 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-10 02:46:00-04

MADISON COUNTY, FL -- A Florida man is facing Careless Driving charges after investigators say he lost control of his car and crashed head-on into another.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers say 57-year old Thomas Lee Heywar was driving west on 1-10 in Madison County around 6 p.m. Wednesday. That’s when investigators say he lost control on his car, crossed into on-coming traffic and crashed head-on into a second car.

Troopers say that impact caused a spare tire from Heywar’s truck to smash into a third car.

A total of 7 people were involved in the crash. 3 of them, including Heywar, were taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in serious condition.