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FHP: Mother killed, 3 kids seriously injured in interstate crash in Putnam County

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. — Florida Highway Patrol is investigating after a crash killed a woman and injured three kids Wednesday on State Road 20 East.

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According to the crash report, at approximately 6:08 p.m., a 1999 Toyota SUV was travelling westbound on SR 20 east of Wippletree Road in the right lane. The Toyota traveled off the roadway into the right grass shoulder. The driver overcorrected and swerved onto the left lane, causing the car to spin and overturn.

The car came to a final rest on the north grass shoulder on its roof, facing northward.

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The 50-year-old female driver from Interlachen died in the crash. An 11-year-old girl suffered critical injuries. A 14-year-old girl and 18-year-old boy in the car suffered serious injuries.

FHP said that the only person wearing a seat belt was the 18-year-old boy.