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Carrabelle woman injured in US 98 head-on crash

A 75-year-old Carrabelle woman was flown to Bay Medical Center in critical condition Thursday afternoon, after her sport utility vehicle was struck head-on along U.S. 98, about one mile east of State Route 65.

A press release from Florida Highway Patrol’s Troop H reported that multiple witnesses saw a sedan, later determined to be driven by a 32-year-old Apalachicola man, “went to pass several vehicles at one time” as the vehicle headed east. The front of the sedan then hit the front left of the SUV.

The driver of the sedan was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the SUV was flown to Bay Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition and undergoing surgery.

FHP was assisted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, and Weems Emergency Management Services.

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David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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