Florida Highway Patrol identifies man and woman killed in Hawthorne crash


    Two people died and a 10-year-old boy was injured in this crash near Hawthorne Monday night/WGFL

    The Florida Highway Patrol on Tuesday identified a man and woman who died, and a 10-year-old boy who was injured, in a crash near Hawthorne Tuesday night.

    The crash happened about 7 p.m. at the intersection of County Road 1474 and County Road 219A.

    Troopers say 39-year-old Marisol Garcia of Clearwater was driving a 1993 Chevy Prizm east on CR 1474 when it failed to stop at the stop sign.

    Troopers say the Prizm was struck by a white Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck that was heading south on 219A.

    The Prizm came to rest in the intersection and caught fire.

    Troopers say Garcia and a passenger, 40-year-old Robin Rivera of Clearwater, both died at the scene.

    Authorities say a second passenger, 10-year-old Derek Garcia, was rushed to UF Health in critical condition.

    The driver of the pickup truck, 36-year-old Christopher Fagan of Belleview, had minor injuries, according to the Highway Patrol.

    The investigation is ongoing.



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