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Six people hurt in multi-vehicle crash in Tarpon Springs

A five-vehicle crash closed the northbound U.S. 19 at Klosterman Road in Tarpon Springs this afternoon as police investigated the crash.

The intersection was closed until just before 6 p.m., the Tarpon Springs Police Department said.

After the crash, two people were taken to the hospital in an emergency helicopter with life-threatening injuries, and four people with non-life threatening injuries were taken to the hospital by ambulance, police said.

The crash occurred when a black Chevy pickup truck that was heading south on U.S. 19 made a left turn in front of the path of vehicles heading northbound on U.S. 19.

A total of five vehicles were involved in the crash, police said.

A man and a woman in the Chevy pickup truck were taken to a local hospital in an emergency helicopter, police said.

Four people from three vehicles involved in the crash were taken to the hospital by ambulance. They included a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old in a four-door Suzuki, a 16-year-old boy in a four-door Ford and a 44-year-old woman in a silver Chevy pickup, police said.

There were no injuries in a black Buick, the fifth vehicle involved in the crash, police said.

The case remains under investigation.

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Six people hurt in multi-vehicle crash in Tarpon Springs