2 dead in Putnam County head-on collision


PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. – Two women died and two children were injured in a head-on collision of a pickup truck and an SUV early Sunday morning on U.S. 17 in Putnam County.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Luis Cruz Clarrera, 46, of Crescent Beach, was driving a Ford Ranger south on U.S. 17 in Pomona Park about 12:30 a.m. when she crossed the road and crashed into a Ford Escape driven by Elizabet Peralez, 21, of Pomona Park.

Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene by Putnam County Fire and Rescue.

A 4-year-old and 14-year-old in the back seat of the SUV were taken to hospitals with serious injuries.

According to the FHP report, the investigation of the accident is ongoing.