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Double fatal crash leads to lane closure on Apalachee Parkway

The Florida Highway Patrol says two people are dead after a fiery crash Monday morning between...
The Florida Highway Patrol says two people are dead after a fiery crash Monday morning between two cars along Apalachee Parkway near Conner Boulevard.(Elizabeth Millner - WCTV)
Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 9:41 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2021 at 2:14 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - The Florida Highway Patrol says two people are dead after a fiery crash Monday morning between two cars along Apalachee Parkway near Conner Boulevard.

Vehicle one was traveling north on Twin Lakes Circle as vehicle two was headed east on Apalachee Parkway, according to troopers. Vehicle one then tried to make a left turn and pulled out in front of vehicle two, failing to yield right of way and causing the crash, FHP says.

After the collision, both cars traveled into the westbound lanes. Vehicle one’s final resting point was on the north shoulder of the roadway, facing northeast. Vehicle two’s final resting point was in the westbound outside lane, facing east. Vehicle one then caught on fire, FHP’s report says.

The driver of each vehicle, both men, were killed. There were no other occupants in either car according to FHP.

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office says lanes were blocked in the area between Conner and Twin Lakes close to the intersection.

Deputies were assisting FHP troopers on the scene as they responded to the multi-vehicle crash.

“Please plan an alternative route and be cautious when driving in the area,” LCSO wrote on its Facebook page. The sheriff’s office says it will update its Facebook post when the area is cleared.

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