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Three dead in wreck; two critically hurt

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 Three people were killed and two people transported in critical condition to an Ocala area hospital Saturday evening when a Chevy Cobalt and a Chevy Silverado collided on State Road 40 West near Southwest 133rd Avenue Road.

The driver and a passenger in the Cobalt as well as the driver of the Silverado were killed in the two-vehicle wreck. Two passengers in the Silverado were transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center.

Marion County Fire Rescue was dispatched at 5:50 p.m. with the first unit arriving on scene at 5:54, according to James Lucas, Marion County Fire Rescue spokesman.

State Road 40 was closed for several hours as Florida Highway Patrol investigated the wreck. Names of those involved in the wreck are pending next of kin notification.