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Two drivers injured in head-on crash near Gainesville

Photo courtesy of J. Christopher Jones.

Two people were seriously hurt in a head-on crash near Gainesville.

The Florida Highway Patrol says it happened at 6:14 p.m. at the intersection of State Road 26 and NE 179th Street.

Troopers say a 1992 GMC Astro was eastbound on 26 when it traveled into the westbound lane, striking a 1992 Grand Marquis traveling in the opposite direction.

The driver of the GMC, a 40-year-old man from Gainesville, was taken to UF Health in critical condition. The driver of the Mercury, a 37-year-old woman from Keystone Heights, was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Troopers say charges are pending.

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