1 dead in 2-vehicle crash on US 27 in Lake County

North US 27 shut down near Golden Eagle Blvd

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - One person was killed Wednesday in a crash near Clermont on U.S. Highway 27, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Two vehicles were involved in the crash at 11:25 a.m. on north U.S. Highway 27 near Golden Eagle Boulevard, troopers said. 

Deborah Edge, 51, was driving a Chevrolet SUV northbound on U.S. 27 when she changed lanes into the direct path of a Ford Flex, driven by 30-year-old Sara Jenkins, according to the report.

Troopers said the front of the Flex hit the rear of the SUV, sending the Chevrolet off the roadway and into a ditch.

Edge, of Kissimmee, died at the scene of the crash. Jenkins suffered minor injuries.

The northbound lanes of U.S. 27 were completely shut down due to the crash, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's Office and FHP units were working to clear the road Wednesday afternoon. Drivers were told to expect delays.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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