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Crash Kills Two In Arcadia


Two people were killed Friday when the John Deere utility vehicle they were driving was hit on County Road 660 in DeSoto County.

The accident has claimed the life of a 33-year-old woman and a 13-year-old boy according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash happened on County Road 660 and US-17. The driver of the utility vehicle, a 39-year-old man, sustained serious injuries, FHP said. A third passenger, a 10-year-old boy sustained serious injuries as well.

Troopers said a sedan driven by a 24-year-old Arcadia man was traveling behind the John Deere vehicle on County Road 660 when it crashed into them. The driver of the sedan suffered minor injuries.

The impact resulted in all four John Deere riders being ejected. The woman was pronounced dead on scene. The 13-year-old was taken to a hospital where he later died.

The crash remains under investigation.