Three Deaths Reported in Automobile Accident in Suwannee County Florida

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Three people were killed in a tragic 2-vehicle collision in Suwannee County, Florida. Among the fatalities were Oedis Walter Blanks, 69, or Lake City; Dorothy Lee Sherman, 53, of Harris Township, Michigan; and another passenger in Sherman’s car whose identity was not available but was also from Harris Township. The two-car collision occurred just before 11 a.m. at the intersection of Suwannee County roads 132 and 795. A media release by the Florida Highway Patrol revealed that Sherman was driving a 2008 Kia SUV on north C.R. 795, approaching the intersection of C.R. 132. Blanks was driving a 2008 Chevrolet truck west on C.R. 132. According to the FHP (Florida Highway Patrol), Sherman drove into the direct path of Blanks. Polly Jones Blanks, 64, a passenger in Blanks’ truck, was transported to Shands at Live Oak with serious personal injuries. For more read 2-car collision in Suwannee County, Florida, kills 3 and seriously personally injuries another.
Florida roadways are heavily populated and can be extremely dangerous. Florida drivers need to ensure they are attentive and keep their focus on the road. Drivers should not engage in distracted driving behaviors including but not limited to talking or texting on a cell phone, eating or drinking, listening to music too loudly or talking to other passengers instead of maintaining their focus on the road.

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