First traffic fatality of 2010 happens on U.S. 441

Published: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 12:53 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 12:53 p.m.

A 75-year-old woman was killed in a traffic accident on U.S. 441 Wednesday when she was driving in the wrong lane, Gainesville Police reported. The death is the first traffic fatality of 2010.

The woman's name has not been released because family has not been notified. The accident occurred at about 8:45 a.m. when the woman pulled out of the Turkey Creek Forest subdivision north of Gainesville and was heading north in the southbound lanes.

Police said the woman struck another car, the driver of which had only minor injuries.

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