Citrus County, FL (March 2, 2019) - A man from Crystal River died and three others were hurt in a crash that took place on Thursday, February 28th, on West Hampshire Boulevard, around 6:10 p.m.
50-year-old Troy Allen Phipps was traveling westbound on West Hampshire, near the intersection with North Elkcam Boulevard. When Phipps approached the intersection, he failed to stop a stop sign. That is when Phipps' vehicle collided with a 2000 Ford F-150, driven by 19-year-old Krista Nicole Pierce. Phipps suffered critical injuries and died at the crash scene. Pierce and her passengers, 25-year-old Maxwell James Pierce and a 1-year-old girl, were injured in the crash. They were transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Florida Highway Patrol has ruled out alcohol as a cause for the crash. Troopers are still investigating at this time.
A reportable car accident happens about every 92 seconds in Florida. Car accidents can have catastrophic consequences in a matter of moments. A simple negligent act such as failing to stop at a stop sign can result in irreversible damage, as we see in this unfortunate crash in Citrus County. Our sympathies go out to the loved ones of Troy Phipps, whose life was taken in this preventable accident.
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