2 die after head-on crash in Gainesville


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A 52-year-old Waldo woman and a 28-year-old Gainesville woman died after a head-on crash Sunday night on NE 39th Avenue, according to the Gainesville Police Department.

According to police, Brittany Nichole Griswell, 28, was driving west on NE 39th Avenue east of the Gainesville Regional Airport when she lost control on a long curve, overcorrected into oncoming traffic and hit a Nissan Sentra head on.

The driver of the Sentra, Drenda Dale Weaver, died at the scene, police said.

Griswell, who lives in Gainesville, was ejected from her Toyota Corolla and suffered serious injuries, police said. She was taken to a hospital, where she died.

It's unknown if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.

Traffic Homicide detectives are investigating.