Clermont man killed, another serious injured in Lake County crash

A man from Clermont was killed, and another driver was seriously injured, in a two-vehicle crash that occurred in Lake County on Wednesday morning.

The fatal accident took place on Schofield Road, west of the Five Mile Road intersection, at around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8.

According to a preliminary report from the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident involved a 2018 Nissan Maxima and 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

FHP stated that the Nissan’s driver, a 52-year-old Clermont man, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The other driver involved in the accident, a 39-year-old Orlando man, was airlifted to the Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.

No further details were provided by FHP regarding the cause of the two-vehicle accident.

Troopers are at the scene of the crash, and a roadblock is currently in place on Schofield Road.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the accident, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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