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Crash claims the lives of mother and infant

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Update Jan. 11, 2022– A woman and her infant son from Weeki Wachee were killed on Monday when the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) in which they were riding slammed into a pick-up truck at an intersection in Spring Hill. Two other vehicles were also involved in the incident which closed all lanes of US 19 at Berkeley Manor Boulevard for several hours.

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According to Sgt. Steve Gaskins, public information officer (PIO) for the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), just after 10 a.m. on Jan. 10, a pick-up truck driven by a 30-year-old man from Brooksville was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of US-19 at Breakwater Boulevard. At the same time, an SUV driven by a 35-year-old woman from Weeki Wachee was traveling eastbound from Breakwater Boulevard. At the intersection, the woman tried to turn north, subsequently turned left into the path of the pick-up, and was struck by the truck.

Upon impact, the pick-up traveled southeast and collided with an SUV driven by a Melbourne man that was at a standstill in the northbound left lane of the roadway. As a result of that collision, the SUV was propelled into a pick-up truck driven by a man from Hudson.

The driver of that pick-up truck and his female passenger also from Hudson were uninjured in the incident.

The driver of the SUV that struck it was also uninjured.

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The Brooksville driver of the pick-up truck involved in the initial collision sustained only minor injuries.

The Weeki Wachee woman died at the scene. Her six-month-old son was taken to an area hospital where he later died from injuries sustained in the crash.

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Update: Jan. 10, 2022– 5:23 PM Reporter Patrick Hramika arrived on the scene shortly after the crash happened. Patrick reports: As the events continue on this major fatal in Spring Hill, it was evident that a driver driving at least 100 MPH sideswiped a survey truck heading southbound toward Berkeley Manor Blvd. According to witnesses, the vehicle crossed into the northbound lanes and slammed into two other vehicles causing the death of a 35-year-old female and a 6-month-old infant. The driver of the truck was taken to a local hospital. Further details will become available as provided.

Update: Jan. 10, 2022– 12:23 PM FHP Troopers continue to investigate a fatal four-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a 35-year-old Weeki Wachee mother and her six-month-old son. All lanes of US-19 remain closed on US-19 at Berkeley Manor Boulevard – drivers should seek other north/south routes.

The FHP is requesting any witnesses or anyone with video evidence of a prior crash involving Vehicle 1, a maroon 2014 Chevrolet 4-door pickup, that occurred just prior to the fatal crash at US-19 and SR-50 to contact the FHP by calling 813-558-1800.

Jan. 10, 2022–11:15 AM FHP Troopers are investigating a fatal crash at US-19 at Berkeley Manor Boulevard. Motorists should expect delays and seek other travel routes. Additional details will be issued as they become available.

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