Old Town driver hits tree, is seriously hurt

Published: Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 5:35 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 5:35 p.m.

An Old Town woman was seriously injured Friday night when she ran off the road and hit a tree, reported the Florida Highway Patrol.

Deborah Turner, 61, was taken to Shands at the University of Florida by helicopter following the accident, which was reported at 8:30 p.m. on Northeast 209th Avenue in Dixie County, FHP reported in a media release.

Turner was driving a 1999 Mercury van north on 209th Avenue when she failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the road, hitting a tree, FHP reported. She was treated at the scene by Dixie County Fire Rescue before she was taken to Shands.

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