News: Passenger dies in Lake County collision after driver runs red light


LAKE COUNTY, FL – One person was killed and another seriously injured in a collision in Okahumpka, Lake County on Sunday morning, the Leesburg-News reported.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a man driving a Mitsubishi Outlander went through a red light on County Road 470 near County Road 33 at about 8:44 a.m.  The Mitsubishi crashed into the side of a semi-truck driven by a 43-year-old Brandon man who had the green light.

A 25-year-old passenger in the Mitsubishi was pronounced dead at the scene, while the 33-year-old driver of the Mitsubishi, a Bradenton man, was seriously injured and flown to Orlando Regional Medical Center.  Crews at the scene cleaned up a spill of diesel fuel resulting from the crash.

The FHP is continuing to investigate the accident.

Have you or a loved one been the victim of a car accident caused by another driver? If so, the Lake County Car Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can assist you with seeking compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.  We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we will not get paid a penny unless a recovery is made on your case. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us online or by phone at 866-608-5529.

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