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DeFuniak Springs man killed in fatal crash Monday

One man is dead and two other are in the hospital with serious injuries after a multi-car crash...
One man is dead and two other are in the hospital with serious injuries after a multi-car crash in DeFuniak Springs Monday afternoon.(WPTA)
Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 7:35 AM CST
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DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A DeFuniak Springs man was killed and two other people are in the hospital with serious injuries after a multi-car crash Monday afternoon.

Florida Highway Patrol Troopers said the driver of a Subaru was heading east on Highway 90 when traffic came to a stop at Bonita Drive. Troopers report the driver of a Toyota Highlander, also heading east, failed to stop and hit the back of the Subaru.

Officials say the force of the impact pushed the Subaru into the westbound lanes of Highway 90 and into the path of a dump truck that ended up driving off the road.

The driver of the Subaru was taken to a local hospital where he died. His passenger was also taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The driver of the second car was also seriously injured; troopers said the dump truck driver received minor injuries.

The roadway was shut down for an extended amount of time Monday while law enforcement conducted their investigation.

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