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2 killed in Putnam County crash

Troopers identify 1 victim as George Kelley, 95

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CRESCENT CITY, Fla. – Two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash in Putnam County early Monday evening, the Florida Highway Patrol said. 

Troopers identified one of the victims as George Kelley, 95, of Crescent City. The second victim's name has not yet been released, pending next of kin notification. 

The accident was reported just after 5:30 p.m. and blocked all lanes of U.S. 17 near Stardust Boulevard. 

According to FHP, Kelley was driving a Mercury Grand Marquis north on U.S. 17 when the car crossed the center line and collided with a Ford F-150 traveling south.

Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.