2 killed in fiery Ocala crash involving 2 vehicles; police ask community for help

Two people were killed in a crash on Tuesday evening in Ocala.

According to the Ocala Police Department, at 8:23 p.m., OPD received a call about a crash involving two vehicles, a car and an SUV, near the 1500 block of SE 36th Ave. 

When officers arrived, the car was fully engulfed in flames. Ocala Fire Rescue arrived and extinguished the flames within minutes. 

Officers said the driver and passenger of one of the vehicles, a man and woman, died at the scene. No other details were immediately released.

Ocala police are asking for the community's help in the aftermath of the incident. 

"If you were in the area, around 8:20 p.m., and may have witnessed the event, or if you have any relevant home surveillance footage including Ring cameras, please come forward," police said. "We are seeking information from anyone who observed the vehicles involved, a white Mazda Miata and a gray Mercedes SUV, at any moment on SE 36th Ave.—especially if you noticed any instances of erratic driving."

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Ocala Police Department at 352-369-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 352-368-7867.