Pasco County, FL (August 25, 2020) - One man was killed and two others sustained serious injuries in a car accident on Old Lakeland Highway in Pasco County. The accident was reported on Saturday, August 22nd around 4:00 p.m. near the intersection with County Road 35.
According to police, a 51-year-old man from Port St. Lucie was traveling eastbound in a pickup truck when he stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Old Lakeland and C.R. 35. The pickup driver made a left turn into the path of an SUV, causing a crash between the two vehicles. A 25-year-old man from Dade City died in the accident. The man was a passenger in the SUV. The driver of the SUV, a 23-year-old man from Brandon, and another passenger, a 21-year-old man from Ocala, suffered serious injuries. The driver of the pickup sustained minor injuries.
Police are still investigating the collision. There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed.
No further information is available.
Florida is one of the most dangerous states in the nation when it comes to vehicle safety. Last year, there were approximately 400,000 traffic crashes reported in our state and more than 250,000 injury accidents. A Florida car accident can be a devastating and life-changing event. This is especially true if your friend or loved one has been killed in an accident involving a negligent driver.
Our condolences are with the family of the deceased victim.
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