Man from O’Brien, Florida Tragically Perishes in Crash in Branford, Florida
BRANFORD, FL – According to an online news report at suwanneedemocrat.com, a man from O’Brien, Florida tragically died in an accident that sent two others to local hospitals in serious condition following a multi-vehicle collision earlier this week.*
The accident occurred at the intersection of State Road 247 and County Road 49. Per the Florida Highway Patrol, a blue GMC pickup truck was headed southbound on County Road 49 through the intersection with State Route 247 around rush hour when it slammed into the front of a Ford F-150 and then struck a Dodge Charger that was a stop sign on County Road 49.
Following the crash between the F-150 and the GMC, the GMC traveled into the grassy median while the F-150 then slammed into a Dodge Charger that was located at a stop sign on County Road 49.
An 85-year-old male from O’Brien, Florida was riding as a passenger of the GMC and was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The operator of the GMC, an 85-year-old female from O’Brien, Florida was taken to a local hospital in Gainesville, Florida where she is listed as in critical condition.
The driver of the Ford F-150, a 53-year-old female from O’Brien, Florida did not sustain any injuries in the crash.
Chargers are expected to be filed against the at-fault driver. The nature of the charges will not be released until the Florida Highway Patrol has had the time to conduct a thorough investigation of the accident. It is not clear what caused the GMC to slam into the front of the Ford F-150 however, alcohol is believed to have played a role in causing the accident. There are no further details on the accident at this time. The accidents remain under investigation by the local police.
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