Sumter County, FL (September 28, 2020) - Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol are investigating following a head-on collision in Sumter County. The crash took place on Sunday, September 27th around 11:00 p.m.
Officials responded to the scene near the intersection with State Road 50. According to police, a 27-year-old man from Tampa was driving an SUV northbound on SR 471 as a tractor-trailer was heading south. The male operator of the SUV was forced to pass another vehicle and collided head-on with the semi-truck. The SUV rolled over and came to rest on its side. The driver of the SUV died at the scene while the truck driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries. No one involved in the accident has been identified at this time.
There is no additional information available.
According to statistics published by NHTSA, a car accident in Florida takes place about every 92 seconds. Drivers should always remember to remain cautious and vigilant as Florida car accidents can have devastating consequences.
We wish to extend our condolences to the victim's family following this tragic crash in Sumter County.
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