A 29-year-old woman was killed late Thursday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash just south of Inverness.
The crash occurred at 5:05 p.m. on Pleasant Grove Road, just north of the intersection with Hillsdale Lane.
The driver of a 1989 Honda Civic was heading south on Pleasant Grove Road when she veered off the road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. It is unknown what caused the woman to exit the roadway.
FHP believes the driver lost control of her car and ended up traveling across both lanes and onto the east grass shoulder, where the car smashed into a tree.
A 29-year-old passenger was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of the crash.
The driver of the Honda Civic and another passenger both suffered serious injuries. They were taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center.
No further information regarding the crash is available at this time.
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Injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash can lead to costly medical care and lost wages from time away from work. If a death occurs, you and your family may be left with the financial burden of paying expensive funeral costs and running the household all while dealing with the emotional aftermath that accompanies the unexpected loss of a loved one. Recovering monetary damages from the at-fault party is important so that you can rebuild and recover.
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