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Leesburg Woman Dies in Alachua County Crash

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ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. — A Leesburg woman suffered fatal injuries in an accident that occurred on Interstate 75 Friday night according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

Troopers responded to mile marker 383 on I-75 at approximately 11:35 p.m. after receiving calls about a vehicle that had run off of the interstate.

According to the report, 20-year-old Keshawn Johnson of Leesburg was traveling southbound on the inside lane of the interstate when her 2002 Mercury Sable drifted into the median.

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Johnson attempted to get back onto the pavement, however, troopers believe she overcorrected and the vehicle traveled off the pavement again onto the grassy shoulder before colliding with a tree.

Johnson was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash by responders.

Blood tests are pending to determine if alcohol was involved in the incident.

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It is unknown if Johnson was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash.

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