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Three people killed in crash involving SUV and dump truck in Lake County

Three people have been killed in a crash involving a sport utility vehicle and a dump truck in Lake County

The crash occurred at 1:59 p.m. Tuesday on County 33 and Bridges Road in Groveland, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

A 47-year-old Grand Island man was driving a 2018 Ford Explorer east on Bridges Road when he pulled into the direct path of the dump truck, driven by a 63-year-old man from Mount Vernon, Maine. Both vehicles ran off the road as a result of the collision and into the treeline.

The driver of the Ford Explorer was pronounced dead at the scene as were his two passengers, a 35-year-old Longwood woman and a 32-year-old Orlando woman.

The dump truck driver was not seriously injured and remained at the scene during the investigation.

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