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Morriston man dies in Levy County crash

By The Staff

A Morriston man is dead and a Williston woman is hospitalized with serious injuries after a crash on Wednesday shortly before 11 p.m. on State Road 121 south of County Road 464, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.

Brian Rodgers, 47, was pronounced dead at the scene by Levy County Emergency Medical Service personnel.

Janelle Kelly, 42, was driving a 1993 Cadillac southbound on SR 121 when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck the left side of the 2001 Pontiac van operated by Rodgers. The impact aused both vehicles to rotate counter-clockwise with the Cadillac coming to a stop in the southbound lane and the van on the grass shoulder.

Kelly was air lifted to Ocala Regional Medical Center.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the tim of the crash.

Charges are pending while the investigation is completed. FHP Trooper J. Hoover handled the on-scene investigation.