Fatal accident in Marion County leaves one dead and another critically injured


Corey Drakeford, crash in citra, crash in marion county
Mazda Speed3 [Background] and Chrysler Voyager
Marion County — Corey Drakeford, 21, of Summerfield, was killed in a head-on collision around 4:20 p.m. on June 28, 2014, along CR-200-A and the intersection of CR 316. Vicki Rockwell, 48, of Citra, was critically injured, according to Sergeant Tracy Hisler-Pace of the Florida Highway Patrol.

Marion County Fire Rescue extracted both Drakeford and Rockwell from the vehicles.

According to the crash report, a Mazda Speed3, driven by Drakeford was traveling northbound on CR-200-A (NE Jacksonville Road) approaching CR-316. A 2002 Chrysler Voyager, driven by Rockwell was traveling southbound on CR-200-A approaching the intersection of CR-316, when Drakeford crossed the center dividing line and entered into the southbound lane.


The Mazda struck the Voyager head-on.

The force from the accident caused the Mazda to veer off the roadway and onto the west shoulder, where it overturned.

The Voyager stayed in the southbound lane.

Marion County Fire Rescue pronounced Drakedford deceased at the scene.

Drakeford was not wearing a seat belt, according to FHP.

According to FHP, Rockwell was air lifted to Ocala Regional Medical Center. Reports indicate she was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.

Initially , Ocala Post refrained from reporting on the accident pending notification of next of kin for both victims.

[Last updated on June 30, 2014 at 8:18 a.m. First sentence was changed from CR 326 to CR 316.]

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