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3 people die in head-on crash after tire blowout

2 men, 1 woman killed in Sumter County crash

SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. – Three people were killed Friday morning when a tire blowout caused a vehicle to crash head-on into an SUV, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said a 48-year-old woman was driving a Chevrolet Blazer around 10:30 a.m. on State Road 50 in Sumter County when her front left tire blew out, causing her to lose control, cross the center line and hit a Ford SUV head-on.

The woman driving the Blazer and the 54-year-old man driving the SUV both died at the scene of the crash, according to the report. A 49-year-old man who was in the Blazer died at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

SUV passenger Madeline Zayas, 54, was taken to an area hospital, where she is in serious condition.

 


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