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Driver killed in head-on Volusia County crash, troopers say

Fatal victim identified as Heriberto Soto Cruz, 38, of DeLand

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla.One driver was killed and another was seriously injured Sunday afternoon in a head-on crash in Volusia County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Troopers said the two-vehicle crash took place about 2 p.m. at the intersection of Woodland Boulevard and Mercers Fernery Road.

The FHP said for an unknown reason, Heriberto Soto Cruz, 38, of Deland, was driving a Chevy Impala south in the northbound lanes of Woodland Boulevard and crashed head-on into a Nissan SUV driven by Gavin Dickinson, 50, of the United Kingdom.

Troopers said Cruz was pronounced dead at the scene. Dickinson was taken to Halifax Medical Center with serious injuries.

The northbound lanes of traffic were blocked following the crash, troopers said.

The Highway Patrol is still investigating the collision.

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