OCALA, Fla. – One person died and four others were injured Tuesday night in a three-vehicle crash in Ocala, officials said.
The wreck was reported on State Road 200, south of the Shoppes at Paddock Park, according to police.
Ocala police said a red Hyundai SUV leaving the Red Lobster parking lot pulled into the path of two vehicles traveling west.
The 30-year-old driver of a silver Scion struck the red SUV, causing the Scion to rotate counter-clockwise into the path of a gray Honda, according to police.
Five people were taken to the hospital, where three victims were listed as a trauma alert patients, police said. The driver of the SUV, 56-year-old Munir Shrouf, died at the hospital, authorities said.
A section of State Road 200 was closed in the area as authorities investigated the wreck.
The crash is currently under investigation.