HOLIDAY, FL – Authorities say a man driving a pickup truck in the wrong direction was killed in a crash in Pasco County Tuesday morning, the Suncoast News reports.
The accident happened in the vicinity of Denton Avenue and Dane Lane near Holiday at about 5:42 a.m. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 45-year-old pickup driver was driving east in the westbound lane of Denton Avenue.
A tractor-trailer driver who was also in the westbound lane tried to swerve to avoid the truck but the vehicles collided. The pickup driver was pronounced dead of his injuries at the scene. His identity has not yet been released.
The tractor-trailer was being driven by a 60-year-old Brooksville man. There was no immediate information on whether he was injured. It is not yet clear why the pickup driver was going the wrong way.
Motor vehicle accidents are frightening enough, but when they involve a wrong-way driver it increases the chances of serious damage, injuries and death. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a reckless wrong-way driver, a Pasco County car accident lawyer at Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group can direct you on the best next steps. We will fight for you to receive maximum possible compensation. Call us today at 727-847-4878 to request your free consultation.