Two injured in head-on collision


Published: Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 11:51 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 11:51 a.m.

A head-on collision in High Springs left two people hospitalized early Thursday, police reported.

Brandy Henley, 16, and Susan Maxon, 42, were both listed in fair condition at Shands at the University of Florida, according to the hospital.

Henley had been driving the wrong way on U.S. 441 when her car struck Maxon's sport utility vehicle, said High Springs Police Detective Deborah Holley. The crash occurred in the road's southbound lanes at about 12:30 a.m.

Holley said officers did not know where the two drivers were coming from or headed to before the wreck.

Why Henley, of Alachua, was driving the wrong way on the road is still under investigation, the detective also said.

Henley had been heading north in the inside lane on the southbound side of U.S. 441 when she collided with Maxon's vehicle, Holley said.

Police confirmed Maxon had been wearing a seat belt. It appeared Henley was not using a seat belt, Holley said. The headlights on both vehicles also were operating.

The crash took place near the same site where a High Springs bicyclist died on Dec. 26, police reported. Michael Maurice Daniels, 41, had been bicycling north when a motorist, who said he did not see the other man, struck the bicyclist.

Both crashes remain under investigation, according to police.

Police said Maxon had recently moved to the area.

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