Marion County Road 25 head-on pickup truck wreck kills driver.
Ocala, FL(JusticeNewsFlash.com)–A head-on motor vehicle collision (MVC) involving a van and a truck killed one person and injured two others on Wednesday in Marion County, Florida. The Ocala News reports the two-car crash took place on County Road 25 in Belleview. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) state troopers say a 2005 Dodge van, traveling eastbound, suddenly drifted into the westbound lane. The driver of the Dodge van was 44 year-old Randy A. Dodge. The van then struck a 2000 GMC box truck head-on in the westbound lane. 44 year-old Thomas Martinez and his wife, 50 year-old Carmen Martinez, were occupants in the box truck. Belleview police officers did not specify which Martinez was the driver of the truck. The impact of the motor vehicle collision (MVC) threw the truck over to the north shoulder of the freeway. The truck landed on its right side. Florida roadway fatality detectives state the van ended up on the other side of the highway.
Dodge was stuck inside of the disfigured van. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck when Belleview area fire rescue crew pulled him out from the van. The occupants of the box truck, Thomas and Carmen Martinez, were transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville by Marion County emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. The extent of their injuries is unknown. However, police officials say they were responsive as they left the accident scene. Police authorities indicate the survivors of the wreck, Thomas and Carmen, were wearing their safety belts at the time of the accident. Dodge was not wearing his safety belt.
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