1 killed in Eustis crash; State Road 44 shut down

Details of the crash have not been released

Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT)

EUSTIS, Fla. – A 21-year-old woman is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Eustis, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Trooper said the crash happened around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday on State Road 44 near Bottany Woods Drive.

According to FHP, a 2003 Ford Ranger lost control on while traveling westbound on SR 44, overcorrected and veered into the eastbound lane, colliding with the left side of a 2021 Ford Ranger. That pickup then lost control and overturned.

The Leesburg driver of the 2003 Ranger was killed, troopers said. The driver of the other vehicle, a 45-year-old Groveland man, remained at the scene with minor injuries, records show. There were no passengers in either vehicle.

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State Road 44 is completely blocked while FHP investigates. Drivers should avoid the area.

No other information is available.

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