PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. - Three people were killed when a tractor-trailer struck an SUV on U.S. Highway 17 on Sunday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Sabrina Guthrie, 19, Roscoe Tony Kinlaw, 45, and Bo Dennis Anthony Williams Sr., 55, all of Palatka, were traveling in a Chevrolet Blazer that struck the big rig. All three died at the scene.
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Troopers said the SUV pulled out from a Shell gas station driveway off of Palemetto Bluff Road about 1:40 p.m. and into the path of the semi.
The FHP said the big rig swerved to the left to avoid hitting the Blazer, but the front of the tractor struck the left side of the SUV, pushing the Blazer north across the center median and into the southbound lanes.
The SUV overturned and came to rest on its roof.
FHP said none of the victims were wearing seat belts at the time of accident.
The driver of the semi was not injured.
Authorities do not yet know whether alcohol played a role in the accident.
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