1 dead, 7 injured in San Carlos Park crash Friday

One person was killed and seven others injured in a three-vehicle crash in San Carlos Park Friday.

Florida Highway Patrol responded to the fatal crash on S Tamiami Trail (US-41) and Hickory Drive in San Carlos Park around 7:15 p.m.

According to FHP, a driver of a Buick attempted to make a left turn onto Hickory Dr. on US-41 in front of another vehicle, getting broadsided.

Wanda Lunsford, 89, of Crescent Springs, Kentucky was a passenger in that vehicle. Lunsford critically injured and taken to the hospital where she later died.

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This impact caused the Buick to spin and hit the front of a black car at a stop sign on Hickory. The impact caused little damage to the black car, but there were minor injuries.

According to FHP, seven other crash victims were taken to the hospital to treat minor injuries. One passenger was not injured.

Northbound lanes on U.S. 41 are closed near the crash with one open. Drivers are advised to seek an alternate route.

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Writer:WINK News
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