FLORIDA — A head-on crash in Florida killed four people, including a Georgia couple and their 4-year-old son, Florida Highway Patrol says.
It happened Sunday morning on State Road 24 at Northeast 69th Way in Alachua County.
According to the police report, the driver of a 2019 Hyundai Elantra was traveling on the wrong side of the road north of Gainesville when the car collided with a Toyota RAV 4.
According to Action News Jax, two adults, Christopher M. Hesling, 30, and Brittany Trowell Hesling, 31, both of St. Marys, Georgia, were inside the RAV 4 and were killed.
Their 4-year-old, who was also in the RAV 4, was taken to UF Health at Shands in critical condition and later died.
A 6-month-old who was also in the car survived and was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
A representative with Naval Base Mayport said Christopher Hesling worked in the Morale Welfare and Recreation department on base.
In a statement, they said:
"We are heartbroken over this tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with the families that are coping with this incredible loss."
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