Citrus County, FL (July 18, 2020) – A fatal car crash that occurred on a roadway in Citrus County this past Wednesday evening is being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol.
The collision took place on CR-491 slightly before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15 when a 40-year-old male was traveling south on CR-491. At the same time, a 61-year-old woman was headed north on the same road toward the man as he left the southbound lane and headed for oncoming traffic, according to FHP.
Responding authorities stated that the two engaged in a head-on collision, leaving the woman with fatal injuries. Both drivers involved had their seatbelts on, according to an accident report.
The woman was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision, troopers stated.
The area of the roadway that the crash took place on was shut down for a period of time following the incident.
No further information has been released at this time regarding the crash or its circumstances.
A police investigation into the circumstances of the crash will be carried out.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Traffic Accidents in Florida
Thousands of individuals lose their lives on Florida roadways every year. According to recent statistical studies, Florida sees approximately 3,000 fatalities per year resulting from traffic accidents. Regrettably, most of these traffic accidents are the result of driver negligence.
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