Illinois man killed, another seriously injured in crash on U.S.-1 in Ormond Beach, FHP says

Crash reported on US-1 North, south of Benton Street

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – A 75-year-old man was killed in a crash Saturday night on U.S. Route 1 in Ormond Beach that left his driver seriously injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported at 9:08 p.m. just south of Benton Street, where troopers said a 33-year-old Missouri woman had attempted to depart a gas station’s parking lot toward a left turn lane on northbound U.S.-1, driving across the roadway to do so.

At this time, another sedan was headed northbound on U.S.-1, approaching Broadway Avenue; occupying it, the 75-year-old man sat in the passenger’s seat and a 70-year-old man was driving, both from Illinois, according to FHP.

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The left side of the woman’s sedan struck the front-right of the other vehicle, causing the car with the Illinois men to overturn onto its roof, troopers said. In the overturned car, the driver was hospitalized with serious injuries while the passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a crash report.

The Missouri woman and a passenger with her were not injured in the crash, troopers said.

FHP is still investigating.

This is a developing story. Check back with News 6 for updates.

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