Tragedy struck on Saturday as a collision between two vehicles resulted in the death of both drivers involved, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The incident occurred at approximately 4:18 p.m. near the intersection of US-1 and Jefferson Street, leaving authorities and residents shocked.
Reports from FHP indicate that the fatal crash unfolded when an 89-year-old male driver, accompanied by an 82-year-old female passenger in a Chevrolet HHR, was halted in a westbound direction on Jefferson Street, waiting at the intersection with US-1.
Simultaneously, a 78-year-old woman from Mims was operating a Pontiac Grand Prix, traveling northbound on US-1 and approaching the intersection of Jefferson Street in the outermost lane.
Tragically, the driver of the Chevrolet HHR, failing to yield from the stop sign, attempted to execute a left turn with the intention of heading south on US-1, as detailed by the FHP crash report.
Regrettably, this maneuver proved fateful, as the front of the Pontiac Grand Prix collided with the left, front side of the HHR.
Emergency services swiftly arrived at the scene and transported the injured parties to local hospitals for urgent medical attention.
However, despite their efforts, both drivers were pronounced dead shortly after their arrival.
As a result, all lanes of US-1 in the vicinity of the accident have been temporarily closed to facilitate a thorough examination of the scene.
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The names of the deceased drivers have not been released pending notification of their families.