One dead, another severely injured in two-vehicle crash on Schofield Road

Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating the fatal crash in Lake County that occurred early Wednesday morning.

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One person is dead and another is seriously injured after a two-vehicle crash on Schofield Road, west of Five Mile Road in Lake County, occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. this morning. 

The 52-year-old male from Clermont, who was the driver of vehicle one — a 2018 Nissan Maxima — was pronounced dead at the scene. The 39-year-old male driver of vehicle two — a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee — from Orlando, was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center. 

Florida Highway Patrol troopers are currently on the scene investigating the crash and there is currently a roadblock near the accident on Schofield Road.



Sam Albuquerque

A native of João Pessoa, Brazil, Sam Albuquerque moved in 1997 to Central Florida as a kid. After earning a communications degree in 2016 from the University of Central Florida, he started his career covering sports as a producer for a local radio station, ESPN 580 Orlando. He went on to earn a master’s degree in editorial journalism from Northwestern University, before moving to South Carolina to cover local sports for the USA Today Network’s Spartanburg Herald-Journal. When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his lovely wife, Sarah, newborn son, Noah, and dog named Skulí.

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