Desoto County, FL (June 5, 2019) - A 31-year-old man is dead following a crash on Kings Highway on Monday, June 3rd. The crash happened around 9:24 p.m.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Kyle Whidden was driving southbound on Kings Highway while 53-year-old Maria Castro was traveling northbound. The front of Whidden's Dodge Dakota struck the front left of Castro's Mercedes GLS, causing both vehicles to spin around before coming to a stop. Whidden was attempting to make a left turn at the time the crash occurred. He was later pronounced dead from his injuries. Castro sustained serious injuries and was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital. Two passengers in Castro's car, a 12-year-old and a 20-year-old, were also seriously hurt and were taken to Desoto Memorial Hospital for treatment.
The crash is under investigation at this time.
A reportable crash occurs in our state approximately every 92 seconds. A car accident can affect every aspect of your life. When you are injured in an accident, you may be out of work for a substantial period of time, have high medical bills, and struggle with the pain caused by the injuries sustained in the crash.
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