PREVIOUS STORY: Highway 27 has reopened after fatal crash near the SR-153/US-27 junction impacted traffic Thursday afternoon.
A car traveling northbound on US-27 apparently crossed the median and was struck by a heavy truck. Northbound traffic was being diverted to SR-153; southbound traffic was reduced to one lane.
Three ambulances were dispatched to the scene to transport victims to area hospitals for examination and treatment.
Police say the driver of the car traveling north, whose name has not been released, died at a local hospital from the severe injuries she received. Her passenger, whose name is also unknown at this time, is in critical condition at a local hospital.
The driver of the truck was not injured.
There's currently no word on the extent of the injuries.