71-year-old dies in Keystone Heights crash involving tractor

County Road 214 shut down at Austin Road

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KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Fla. – A 71-year-old woman died Tuesday afternoon when a Ford F-150 pickup truck and a tractor collided in the Keystone Heights area of Clay County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers responded just before 5 p.m. to the crash on County Road 214 near Austin Road. For reasons unknown, the pickup truck traveled onto a grassy shoulder, colliding with a tractor that was moving along the shoulder.

Jeanette Hars, of Starke, was a passenger in the pickup truck and died in the crash, FHP said. The driver of the truck, a 74-year-old man, was hospitalized with critical injuries.

According to troopers, the operator of the tractor, a 68-year-old man, was hospitalized with serious injuries.

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