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.
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.
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.
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.