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Union County crash closes intersection for 2 hours


Willard Pettit, 72, stopped his 2002 Dodge Durango at the intersection of CR-245 and CR-238.  Pettit was driving with his wife Sandra Pettit, 71.

Rachel Hopkins, 22, was driving a 2010 Kia Forte westbound on CR-238, headed toward the same intersection.

Morgan Jones, 19, 18-year-old Angelique Truett, and 17-year-old Kayla Nettles were all passengers in Hopkins car. None of the passengers were wearing a seat belt.

Pettit was attempting a left turn onto CR-238, and pulled into the travelling lane directly in front of Hopkin’s Kia.  

Hopkins did not see Pettit attempting to turn and crashed into the left side of Pettit’s Durango.

Pettit and his wife Sandra were treated for minor cuts and abrasions at the scene of the crash. The Dodge Durango has $5,000 worth of damage.

All 4 people in the car driven by Hopkins were taken to Shands Hospital in Gainesville.  The Kia Forte has $10,000 worth of damage.

Both CR-238 and CR-245 were closed for two hours due to the crash.