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2 dead in crash involving dump truck on CR-33 in Lake County

County Road 33 closed at Austin Merritt Road

A double fatal wreck is investigated in Lake County.

Two people were killed Tuesday morning in a crash involving a dump truck in Lake County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The double fatal crash was reported just before 10 a.m. on County Road 33 at Austin Merritt Road, south of the Florida Turnpike.

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Records show a sedan that had been traveling east on Austin Merritt Road was attempting to turn left to travel north on County Road 33 when it entered the direct path of a dump truck.

The front of the truck hit the right side of the car, which caused the truck to overturn, according to the report.

The 70-year-old man driving the car and the 69-year-old woman he was with both died at the scene.

The 30-year-old man driving the truck suffered minor injuries.

C.R. 33 is closed in the area.


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