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2 Killed in Wrong-Way Crash in Crystal River

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The Florida Highway Patrol says two people died when they were struck by a wrong-way driver on U.S. 19 near Crystal River.

The crash happened Monday night near Crystal River when 51-year-old Marianne J. Campbell of Fort Lauderdale was driving southbound in a northbound lane of U.S. 19. She struck a car driven by 74-year-old Ruby Pearl Ray of Nixa, Missouri.

Troopers say Ray died at the scene. Her 75-year-old passenger Greta Overbay of Roachdale, Indiana, died later at a hospital.

Campbell was airlifted in critical condition to a hospital in Ocala.

An investigation into why Campbell was driving on the wrong side of the highway, or whether she had been drinking, is underway.

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