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1 dead, 1 injured after crash on U.S. 98 in Wakulla County

Deadly Crash
Posted at 9:24 AM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 09:24:36-04

WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — One person is dead while another has been hospitalized with serious injuries after a crash on U.S. 98 near Medart.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the crash happened on Thursday, roughly 15 minutes before 5 p.m.

They said a pick-up truck hauling a boat was traveling north on U.S. Highway 98 (Coastal Highway) approximately 1.5 miles south of Carraway Cutoff Road when the car left the road and hit a tree.

After the initial crash, troopers said the car began to rotate clockwise as it began to overturn, coming to a final rest on its roof.

A 60-year-old Crawfordville woman, who was riding in the truck as a passenger, was killed in the crash. The 65-year-old driver, also from Crawfordville, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

FHP was assisted by the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office, Wakulla County Emergency Medical Services, and the Wakulla County Fire Department.