One killed, three others critically injured in crash


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Crystal River — One person was killed and three others were critically injured Sunday following a multi-vehicle crash.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a van, driven by a 65-year-old man, was traveling southbound in the northbound inside lane of US-19 when he slammed into an SUV, which was being driven by a Georgia man, 30.

Troopers said the van then became airborne and landed in the median.

The SUV continued to rotate into the path of a third vehicle, a pickup truck, driven by a 73-year-old Crystal River man. The SUV then flipped over and the pickup truck, unable to stop, hit a sedan, driven by a 76-year-old man from Old Town.

The driver of the van was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the SUV, along with his two passengers — a 25-year-old and two-year-old, both females, were critically injured and remain hospitalized.

The crash happened on US-19 near Cornflower Drive.

All occupants were wearing seatbelts.

The crash remains under investigation.

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