DeLAND, Fla. – Two Apopka women were killed Tuesday morning in a three-vehicle crash in Volusia County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The fatal crash was reported around 7:10 a.m. on New York Avenue at DeLand Crossings Boulevard, east of DeLand.
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The FHP said a 27-year-old Apopka woman was driving a 2005 Toyota Corolla east on New York Avenue when the car traveled into the westbound lanes for an unknown reason and struck a van head-on. A 2007 Nissan Versa then hit the side of the van, the FHP said.
The driver of the Corolla and a passenger, a 20-year-old Apopka woman, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to an FHP report.
The van driver, a 58-year-old Daytona Beach man, suffered minor injuries, troopers said. The driver of the Versa, a 30-year-old New Smyrna Beach man, was not hurt, the FHP said.
Everyone involved in the wreck was wearing a seat belt, the FHP report stated.
Westbound lanes of New York Avenue, which is also State Road 44, were closed in the area.
* HORRIBLE SCENE *— Trooper Steve (@TrooperSteve_) March 16, 2021
WB SR-44 just east of I-4
- westbound lanes closed pic.twitter.com/FQQwgCWZoM
** FATAL CRASH **— Trooper Steve (@TrooperSteve_) March 16, 2021
SR-44 just east of I-4
- westbound lanes CLOSED#Deland #Volusia pic.twitter.com/ZuIYH2i7ld