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Fatal Hernando Crash US-19 / Pepper Street 9/20/20

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At 4:17 PM on 9/20/20 a 45-year-old male from Port Richey Florida driving a pick up truck (vehicle 1) was traveling southbound in the center lane of US-19 approaching Pepper Street. A second pick up truck driven by a 76-year-old male from Holiday (vehicle 2) and a 81-year-old male from Homosassa, driving a sedan (vehicle 3) were stationary in the center lane and inside lane of US-19 respectively due to a red traffic signal at the intersection of Pepper Street. Vehicle 1 failed to slow or stop for other traffic and first collided with vehicle 2 and then vehicle 3.  Post-impact, vehicle 1 overturned and came to final rest within the intersection. The other two vehicles came to rest in the west grass shoulder of US-19 and the intersection, again, respectively. The 45-year-old driver who failed to slow or stop suffered fatal injuries at the scene of the crash was not wearing a seat belt.  The 76 year old male from Holiday suffered serious injuries at the scene. The 81 year old male from Homossasa had minor injuries. Both were wearing seat belts. 

Leslie Stein
Leslie Stein
Leslie Stein has over 35 years experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist working with neurologically impaired adults. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of South Florida in Speech Pathology.
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