Head-On Crash Sends Leesburg Man To Hospital, Kills Woman, Injures Another

VOLUSIA, COUNTY, Florida—A head-crash killed a DeLand woman and sent two people to the hospital, including a Leesburg man, shortly after 7:15 a.m. Sunday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The 26-year-old Leesburg man and his 26-year-old passenger of DeLand were southbound in an SUV on North Kepler Road near Periwinkle Avenue when he traveled into the northbound lanes and struck another SUV head-on, killing a 47-year-old DeLand woman; she was wearing her seatbelt. FHP Lt. Kim Montes said in a press release.  

The Leesburg man and his passenger were not wearing their seatbelts and were transported to Halifax Medical Center with serious injuries. The crash remains under investigation and FHP is asking for witnesses to contact them, Montes said. 

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