All lanes now open after crash on US 441 in Tavares, police say

Northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 441 closed at Huffstetler Drive

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TAVARES, Fla. – Police are investigating a crash that temporarily shut down the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 441 shut down in Lake County, according to a news release.

Tavares police said the crash involved two vehicles, and the road closure was at the traffic light at Huffstetler Drive.

The roadway is back open, according to a social media post by the law enforcement agency.

According to the release, one vehicle crashed into an electrical box, and SECO Energy is on the scene to assess the damage.

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Police said parties from both vehicles appear to be in critical condition, and traffic homicide investigators are on the scene as a precaution.

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

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