Motorist crosses center line of Archer Road to pass, crashes head on

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A Gainesville woman was hospitalized with critical injuries following a Tuesday morning crash in southwest Alachua County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Tamekka King, 38, was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital. Also taken to Shands with critical injuries was Jennifer Riccelli, 38, of Elizabeth, Pennsylvania.

The crash occurred about 9:30 a.m. on Archer Road at Southwest 138th Street. FHP reported that Riccelli was driving a 1993 Chevrolet Astro van east on Archer Road approaching 138th Street. King was driving a west in a 2007 Chevrolet Impala.

Riccelli began to pass other vehicles as King was approaching in the westbound lane. Riccelli failed to complete the passing and collided head-on with King.

The crash remains under investigation and charges are possible.

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