News: Driver killed when vehicle hydroplanes, collides with pickup on County Road 48


LAKE COUNTY, FL – A driver died after his car collided with a pickup truck in Lake County last week, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The Leesburg-News reports the accident took place Sept. 28 on County Road 48 near Ranch Road shortly before 12:30 p.m.  The FHP said a man was driving a Toyota CH-R when the vehicle began to hydroplane.  The driver lost control and the vehicle entered the path of a 2020 Ford F-150 pickup truck, leading to the collision.

The driver of the Toyota, a 38-year-old Howey-in-the-Hills man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Ford, a 35-year-old Howey-in-the-Hills man, was taken to South Lake Hospital with undisclosed injuries.

The accident shut down County Road 48 while authorities were investigating.

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