2 killed, 2 injured in Clay head-on crash

Elias Hubbard
October 1, 2017

The other driver, Jason J. Alvarez, 38, of Zephyrhills, suffered minor injuries and was not taken to a hospital.

Alvin Chadwick Padgett, 45, was trying to cross the highway when he was struck by Jerry Lee Walden III, 29, driving a Dodge Ram truck, troopers said.

The Highway Patrol said all four victims had been wearing their seat belts.

Troopers responded Friday to the crash in Umatilla on County Road 439 and County Road 42 shortly before noon. Witnesses told state troopers the pickup was attempting to pass several cars in the no passing zone when it collided with the Fiesta head-on, according to the Highway Patrol.

Weber died at the scene and a man in her auto was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Pierce and Heim were taken to the hospital. Initial reports say it was a head-on collision, with two people dead at the scene, FHP reports on Twitter.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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