2-car crash on SR 200 leaves one injured & one dead


Ocala, Florida — A 39-year-old Ocala woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash on State Road 200 after she crossed into oncoming traffic.

The accident occurred on Wednesday at approximately 7:56 a.m., near Ocala BMW in the 5000 block of Southwest State Road 200.

According to the Ocala Police Department, Madhavi Balineni was driving a 1992 green Honda Accord in the inside lane traveling west, when her car crossed over the grassy median and into the eastbound lanes of oncoming traffic.

That was when Rubie Tamayo, 22, of Ocala, who was driving a 2002 maroon Nissan Altima, T-boned the passenger side of the Honda.


Five units from Ocala Fire Rescue responded to the scene. OFR said that Balineni had to be extricated from her vehicle.

According to OFR, both drivers were taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center.

Tamayo, as of 2 p.m., was listed in stable condition.

Balineni was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

Ocala police said that Tamayo was wearing a seat belt, but Balineni was not.

The investigation is ongoing.