One Ocala teen dead, three hospitalized in Alachua County I-75 accident

Press release from Florida Highway Patrol

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A 17-year-old Ocala girl was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-vehicle crash last night; two other 17-year-old girls and a 19-year-old man, all of Ocala, were transported to the hospital in critical condition.

The accident happened at 10:48 p.m. on the Archer Road northbound exit ramp at mile marker 384.

  • Horrible way for a family to start off their new year.

    Thoughts and prayers to those affected.

  • I drove by this crash moments after it happened. Girl was ejected from vehicle. Vehicle was mangled in the trees and was on fire; fire spread to underbrush. It all happened so fast and I thought my eyes were deceiving me. My thoughts are with the families and friends. Such a tragedy.

  • I think I heard this crash last night. Didn’t know what it was. Thought something blew up. Sounds like it did. Prayers for those involved and their families.

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