Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala back open after crash, power outage

Road was closed between the 1900 and 2100 blocks of Silver Springs Boulevard

Crash on Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala (Ocala Fire Rescue)

OCALA, Fla. – A two-vehicle crash on Saturday evening in Ocala shut down part of Silver Springs Boulevard for hours, according to Ocala Fire Rescue.

Officials said they were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in the 2000 block of East Silver Springs Boulevard at 9 p.m.

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Upon arrival, Ocala Fire Rescue said they located a Cadillac SUV and a Jeep SUV with heavy front-end damage, blocking the eastbound lanes of East Silver Springs Boulevard.

Crash on Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala (Ocala Fire Rescue)

A power pole was resting on the front bumper of the Cadillac and power lines were on the ground, according to a news release.

Due to a loss of power in the area, East Silver Springs Boulevard was closed between the 1900 and 2100 blocks, OCFR said.

The driver of the Jeep was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, according to the release.

No other injuries were reported.

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The City of Ocala on Sunday issued a correction stating the driver of the Jeep, not the Cadillac, was taken to a hospital.

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