Deer causes rollover crash on SR-46 in Seminole County; 8 injured

Crash closed SR-46 in Geneva for an hour

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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Eight people, including teenagers, were injured Thursday morning when a vehicle struck a deer on State Road 46 in Seminole County, causing another vehicle to overturn, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash happened on eastbound S.R. 46 near Hart Road, northwest of County Road 426, in Geneva.

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The FHP said a 56-year-old man was driving a 2019 Kia west on S.R. 46 when he struck a deer that was crossing the road. The Kia then entered the eastbound lanes, causing an 18-year-old woman driving a 2004 Ford Explorer to swerve and overturn, according to troopers.

The driver of the Ford Explorer and seven passengers were taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the FHP, which said only one of the eight victims had to be admitted.

The driver of the Kia was not injured and remained at the scene, the FHP said.

The crash closed S.R. 46 for an hour.

No other details have been released.

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