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Head-on crash in Putnam County leaves one person dead, one injured

10:30 PM, Dec 6, 2013   |    comments
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PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- A head-on traffic crash at US 17 near Kirkwood Avenue Friday afternoon left one person dead and another person in critical condition.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol press release, at about 4:10 p.m. the driver of a tan Lincoln Town Car, 59-year-old Roger Sheely, veered from the northbound lane of US 17 and in to the southbound lane crashing head on in to a Nissan Quest.

Sheely was transported to Putnam Community Medical Center where he later died. The driver of the Nissan, 56-year-old Edward Ziemack, is receiving treatment at UF Health.

It is unclear at this time as to why Sheely veered in the southbound lane.

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