Lake County

73-year-old man dies, another man injured after Lake County crash, troopers say

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A 73-year-old man has died following a crash on State Road 44, Florida Highway Patrol said.


Troopers said the crash happened around 2 p.m. Saturday in Lake County.

According to a news release, a Honda was traveling southbound on State Road 44, north of Rory Lane, while a Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling southbound on the same road.

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The Honda was traveling ahead of the Chevrolet and attempted to make a U-turn in the direct path of the Chevrolet.

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As a result, the Chevrolet struck the Honda. The Chevrolet passenger, a 19-year-old man, was ejected due to the force of the impact.

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The Honda driver, a 73-year-old man from the Villages, was transported to Advent Health Hospital where he died.

The 18-year-old driver of the Chevrolet was not injured and remained at the scene, but the passenger was transported to Central Florida Regional Sanford Hospital with serious injuries.

FHP is still investigating the crash.

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