Teen ticketed for Highway 200 crash

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Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department has released the final report on an accident that occurred on Highway 200 this past Saturday.

Police said that a 2002 Chrysler Voyager driven by Joyce Newhouser, 64, was traveling northbound on Southwest 38th Court on the south side of State Road 200. She was stopped at the intersection waiting for the traffic light to change from red to green.

According to reports, when the light changed to green the Voyager proceeded across the intersection and toward Sam’s Club.

As Newhouser entered the intersection, a 2011 Toyota RAV4 driven by Amber L. Eaton, 17, was traveling eastbound in the left lane of State Road 200 and failed to stop at a red light.

The front of the RAV4 then struck the left side of the Voyager. The force from impact caused the Voyager to flip an undetermined amount of times. It came to a final rest on its roof.

A third vehicle that was struck during the accident fled the scene.

Newhouser was trapped inside her vehicle and had to be removed by EMS personnel. She was then transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center. She reportedly had injuries to her lower back.

Eaton was evaluated at the scene, but refused to be transported to the hospital.

According to police, Eaton was issued a citation for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

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