MARION COUNTY, Fla. - A 17-year-old girl is dead and several others are injured following a head-on collision in Marion County.
The Florida Highway Patrol says a 40-year-old man was traveling eastbound on State Road 40 behind another vehicle when he crossed over the double solid yellow line trying to pass.
The teenage driver, her 17-year-old passenger, and a 2-year-old boy were traveling together in the westbound lane when troopers say the man drove into their path, colliding head-on.
Troopers say the man also collided with the vehicle he was trying to pass before his vehicle came to a rest and caught fire.
The teenage driver was pronounced dead at Ocala Regional Medical Center. Her 17-year-old female passenger and the toddler were transported in serious condition. The 40-year-old man is in critical condition.
The driver of the third vehicle had minor injuries.
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