Hernando County, FL (May 26, 2020) – A fatal head-on collision took place in Hernando County this past Saturday that took one life and left two others with injuries.
Police and other emergency workers responded to the scene of the accident that occurred between two vehicles on May 23 around 6:00 p.m. near Westlake Boulevard on Cortez Boulevard.
According to authorities, a 51-year-old man in an unidentified vehicle collided with a pickup truck being driven by a 22-year-old with a 20-year-old passenger. While attempting to pass slower traffic by temporarily traveling into the oncoming lane, the 51-year-old crashed head-on into the pickup. He was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident.
The driver of the pickup truck sustained serious injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance. The passenger in the pickup suffered minor injuries.
Nothing further has been released regarding the crash or its circumstances.
A police investigation will continue.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim during this difficult time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery.
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