A driver was killed in a head-on collision on SR-589 in Hernando County early Sunday morning.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a GMC pickup was traveling the wrong way in the northbound lanes of SR-598 and collided head-on with a Mini Cooper just north of County Line Road at about 1:45 a.m.
Troopers said there was heavy fog in the area.
According to the report, the crash caused the Mini Cooper to erupt in flames.
The crash closed the northbound lanes of SR-589 for several hours.
The 39-year-old river of the Mini Cooper was pronounced dead on scene.
Troopers said the driver of the GMC is suspected of being impaired and was transported to an area hospital.
According to the report, charges are pending.
When drivers are impaired by drugs or alcohol, serious accidents can result. Head-on collisions are some of the most deadly, often resulting in catastrophic injuries such as brain injuries or even wrongful death. If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a preventable crash, it is important to consider your legal options.
While nothing can bring your loved one back, it is important to remember that you have legal rights that you need to protect as soon as possible. Our Hernando County Auto Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can look into who is responsible for the accident and fight to recover full and fair compensation on your behalf. These issues are hard to face, but we can advocate on your behalf, so that you do not have to deal with any additional stress. We want to make sure you are protected both now and in the future.