MANATEE COUNTY – A report from the Florida Highway Patrol announced three people have been injured in a crash at U.S. 41 and 66th Avenue West in Bradenton Tuesday night.
The crash occurred as 19 year old Mackenzie Ivanits from Celebration Florida, was driving south on U.S. 41 just north of 66 Avenue West with passenger 19 year old Christopher Hanes from Bradenton Florida in a 2011 Ford Escape compact SUV.
At the same time 39 year old Mickenson Joachim from Sarasota Florida was heading north on U.S. driving a 2017 Toyota Rav 4 compact SUV, with passenger 35 year old Courtney Joachim of Sarasota.
At approximately 10:42 P.M., Ivanits attempted to turn off U.S. 41 into a hotel parking lot and drove directly into the path of the oncoming Toyota Rav 4.
Joachim was unable to avoid a collision and the front of the Rav 4 crashed into the right side of the Ford Escape.
Both Mackenzie Ivantis and passenger Christopher Hanes suffered minor injuries in the crash.
Mickenson Joachim also suffered minor injuries, his passenger Courtney Joachim was not harmed.
All parties were transported to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for medical care.
The crash caused a blockage in traffic on U.S. 41 while officials investigated the accident and removed the damaged vehicles.
Mackenzie Ivantis has been charged for violation of right of way and causing the crash.