1 dead, 4 injured in 3-vehicle crash in Ocala

Wreck happened near Shoppes at Paddock Park

Five people were rushed to a hospital after a crash in Ocala on Tuesday, this was just south of the Shoppes at Paddock Park on State Road 200, according to the police department. (Ocala police)

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.

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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.