Chiefland woman dies Tuesday in crash

-A A +A

Accident under investigation

By The Staff

A 49-year-old Chiefland  woman died in a two-car collision at the intersection of County Road 346A and U.S. Highway 129 at 6:20 a.m. Tuesday, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.

Teresa Reed Riedel, 49, of Chiefland, died in the accident while Sandra Vanessa Elviro, 19, of Fanning Springs was seriously injured. Elviro was transported to Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville. 

Riedel was headed north on U.S. 129 in her 2009 Kia Spectra while Elviro was headed east on CR 346A when she failed to stop at the intersection. Elviro's vehicle struck the left side of Riedel's car, rotated, left the road and came to rest in brush, while Riedel's car left the road and stopped moving when it became wedged between two trees. 

Elviro was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and the results of an alcohol test are pending.

Riedel was wearing her seat belt. 

No charges have been filed pending the outcome of the investigation by FHP Cpl. W. Dill. 

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Chiefland Citizen, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Chiefland Citizen and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:

Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

Chiefland Citizen | circulation@chieflandcitizen.com | 352-493-4796
624 W Park Avenue, Chiefland, FL 32626
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday