1 dead after wrong-way crash in Sumter County, troopers say – WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Brandon Hogan, Digital Editor
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Brandon Hogan, Digital Editor
SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. – A 49-year-old Lacoochee man was killed in a wrong-way crash Tuesday afternoon in Sumter County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The crash occurred around 4 p.m. on State Road 50, west of County Road 469, troopers said.
According to a preliminary FHP crash report, a 51-year-old Dade City man traveling east was using the westbound lane to pass eastbound traffic. While returning to the eastbound lane, he lost control of his vehicle, rotating back into the path of the Lacoochee man’s westbound pickup truck, the report states.
The vehicles collided nearly head-on, troopers said. The impact sent the pickup truck into the shoulder, overturning multiple times, according to the report.
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The Dade City man’s vehicle continued forward, colliding nearly head-on with another vehicle that was traveling westbound. This third vehicle was described as an SUV with three occupants — a 45-year-old man driving, a 43-year-old woman passenger and a 25-year-old woman passenger, all of Mascotte — who suffered no injuries in the crash, troopers said.
The Lacoochee man suffered fatal injuries at the scene of the crash while the Dade City man was not injured, according to FHP.
Note: This map depicts the general area of this crash and not necessarily its exact location.
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Brandon, a UCF grad, joined the ClickOrlando team in November 2021. Before joining News 6, Brandon worked at WDBO.
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