High Springs residents killed in Thanksgiving Day I-75 crash


Two High Springs residents, a 13-year-old girl and an 83-year-old woman, were killed today in a crash on I-75 just south of the Alachua exit.

At about 10:40 a.m., a 23-year-old St. Petersburg man, with a 21-year-old male passenger, also of St. Petersburg, was driving a black sedan south in the center lane on I-75 at mile marker 397. The sedan tried to change lanes into the right lane and struck the left side of a semi truck driven by a 38-year-old man from Clermont. At the time, an SUV driven by a 55-year-old High Springs man was traveling south in the left lane. The SUV’s other passengers included a 50-year-old High Springs woman, the 13-year-old, and the 83-year-old.

When the sedan struck the semi truck, it swerved toward the left lane and struck the right rear of the SUV, which caused the SUV to swerve onto the shoulder and overturn several times, resulting in the fatalities.

This is an ongoing investigation.