LAKE CITY, Fla. – A 33-year-old woman was killed and three children were injured in a head-on crash Monday evening in Columbia County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers said the crash happened at about 4 p.m. on U.S. Highway 27 near the intersection of Southwest Mapleton Street.
A Chrysler 300 was traveling south on U.S. 27 and suddenly traveled into the northbound lane, colliding with a GMC Yukon SUV, troopers said. The driver of the SUV, identified as Yolandita Diaz, of Lake City, died of her injuries at a hospital.
Three boys who were in the SUV, ages 4, 6 and 8, were hospitalized for treatment of minor injuries, according to FHP. The driver of the Chrysler, a 49-year-old woman, was taken to a hospital for treatment of critical injuries.