4 injured after tractor-trailer hauling milk, truck collide head-on
3 inside truck have serious injuries, troopers say
LAKE CITY, Fla – Four people were injured, including three seriously, in a head-on crash Tuesday afternoon involving a pickup truck and tractor trailer-trailer hauling milk in Columbia County, authorities said.
The wreck was reported just after 2:30 p.m. on State Road 247 near Southwest Dairy Road.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Dodge 1500 traveling southbound crossed the center line into the direct path of the tractor-trailer.
Troopers said the driver of the tractor-trailer braked and swerved to the rig to the left, the vehicles crashed in an angled, head-on collision.
The tractor-trailer then traveled off the roadway and overturned, troopers said.
The driver of the Dodge, a 28-year-old Lake City man, and the two passengers – an 8-month-old girl and a 4-year-old girl – were taken to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville with serious injuries.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was taken to Lake City Medical Center with minor injuries.
Charges are pending investigation, according to FHP.
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