Citrus County, FL (June 28, 2020) - Three people lost their lives in a crash that took place in Citrus County on Friday, June 26th. The crash was reported on State Road 200.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 60-year-old man from Crystal River was driving a pick-up truck with a 12-foot trailer attached. The man drifted out of his travel lane and crossed the centerline, striking a sedan head-on. The 39-year-old sedan driver and her 16-year-old passenger were killed in the crash. A 10-year-old passenger in the sedan was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.
The truck also collided with a third vehicle, causing that car to spin around before coming to rest on the northbound side of the roadway. The 73-year-old driver of the third vehicle died at the scene. The truck driver sustained unknown injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment.
The crash is still under investigation at this time. There is no word on whether charges are expected to be filed.
A Florida car accident can cause irreversible consequences in just a matter of seconds. As we see with this crash, it only takes a single negligent act to cause a collision that can negatively affect the lives of numerous people forever. There is certainly nothing more devastating than the sudden loss of a friend or family member in a traffic accident.
We wish to extend our deepest condolences to all of the families affected by this tragic crash on State Road 200.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the carnage and heartbreak that can be left behind for our clients and the public at large after a serious accident. In our news blog, we write about cases of personal injury relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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