News: Rollover car wreck in Citrus County leaves 1 dead, 3 injured


CITRUS COUNTY, FL – A teenage driver was killed and three other people were injured when their vehicle crashed in Citrus County on Saturday afternoon, according to WTVT.

The accident happened on West Fort Island Trail west of North Seabreeze Point.  The Florida Highway Patrol said a 16-year-old boy was driving a Jeep Cherokee eastbound with three passengers when he lost control of the vehicle while going along a curve.  The Jeep went off the roadway and overturned multiple times.

The driver and his 7-year-old brother were both thrown from the SUV.  The driver was pronounced dead at the scene while the young boy was seriously injured.

A 15-year-old Crystal River girl was also seriously injured.  An 18-year-old Hernando man sustained minor injuries.

If you’ve been hurt in a car crash caused by another person, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The experienced Citrus County car accident lawyers at Whittle & Melton can fight to ensure your case has the best possible outcome. Reach out by calling 866-608-5529 or visiting our website  to schedule a free consultation regarding your situation.

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