2 seriously injured in Columbia County crash


COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. – A crash in Columbia County on U.S. Highway 441 left two people in serious condition early Friday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Just before 2 a.m., Lavander Williams, 28, and Greg Bing, 32, were seriously injured when Williams’ Dodge Ram ran off the road, FHP said.

Williams was travelling southbound on U.S. 441 when his truck ran off the road and drove across the northbound lanes before spinning-out then crashing into a traffic sign, FHP said.

After striking the sign, Williams’ truck hit a concrete culvert, sending the truck airborne, FHP said. The truck traveled more than 100 feet through the air before hitting and breaking a palm tree and a dogwood tree, FHP said.

Williams’ truck overturned twice before coming to a stop on its side, FHP said.

Williams was taken to Shands Lake Shore Regional Medial Center for treatment.

Bing was taken to UF Health Shands hospital for treatment.