By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
February 13, 2018
COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Florida Highway Patrol has reported a fatal crash in Columbia County on county road 238 at Lazy Acres Court.
FHP says the car was traveling west when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle got off the road onto the north grass shoulder.
Troopers say the driver over-corrected by steering abruptly left, causing the car to venture left and travel into the south shoulder.
According to officials, once the car was on the shoulder, the car overturned several times and both the driver and the passenger were ejected from the vehicle before it hit a tree.
FHP says the driver, 62-year-old Phyllis Hyatt, was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel.
Authorities say the passenger of the car was transported by ambulance to UF Health in Gainesville and sustained serious injuries.