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Melrose woman killed in crash

A 65-year-old Melrose woman was killed after her Ford Ranger collided, head-on, with another vehicle on US 301, late Wednesday night.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Margaret E. Welter was driving the pickup northbound in the highway’s left, southbound lane, east of Lochloosa Lake, around 10:13 p.m., on April 29.

The truck collided with a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica driven by Kacey Faircloth, 27, of Island Grove. The Chrysler was traveling southbound in the left, southbound lane of 301.

Also in the Pacifica were two-year-old Kaleb Faircloth and three-year-old Kendra Faircloth. All three passengers in the Chrysler were transported to UF Health in Gainesville. According to FHP, as of Thursday afternoon,all three remain hospitalized, in stable condition.

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