A multi-car crash on US 27 in Lake County left two people dead on Friday afternoon, May 10.
Florida Highway patrol says the driver of a semi truck failed to slow down and plowed into the back of a 2004 Nissan at US 27 and Lake Louisa Road. This led to a “domino effect,” when the Nissan was pushed into the back of a 2007 Ford pickup truck, which hit the back of a 2017 Ford SUV.
The Nissan quickly caught on fire and was engulfed in flames when emergency services personnel arrived on the scene. Meanwhile, the semi overturn, sliding across the road and blocking the southbound lanes. The pickup truck and a 2019 Toyota both collided with the semi as well.
The driver and passenger in the Nissan were both pronounced dead at the scene. People riding in the other vehicles were treated for minor injuries.