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BROOKSVILLE, FL – A car accident in Hernando County Monday morning claimed the life of a teenage driver, state troopers said.

According to a report by WTVT, the wreck occurred on Wiscon Road near State Road 50 in Brooksville.

The Florida Highway Patrol said an 18-year-old man was driving a Nissan Sentra east on Wiscon Road when he lost control of the car.  The Nissan rotated off the highway, collided with a stop sign and then a utility pole before coming to rest.


BROOKSVILLE, FL – A woman died after being struck in Brooksville by a driver who left the scene, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

According to a report by WTSP, the 47-year-old victim was hit by a vehicle in the area of Citrus Way and Glory Lane on Monday, and suffered fatal injuries.

Investigators said debris from the crash scene helped them identify the vehicle involved as a 2002 Dodge Ram pickup truck.


HERNANDO COUNTY, FL – State troopers said a single-vehicle accident in Hernando County early Thursday morning left a driver dead.

WFLA reports the crash occurred on CR-572 east of Crum Road at about 4:30 a.m.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Brooksville man was driving a truck westbound when he was unable to negotiate a curve in the roadway.

The vehicle went off the road, hit a mailbox, went back across the roadway and collided with a tree.  The 68-year-old driver was declared dead after being transported to an area hospital.


BROOKSVILLE, Fl — State troopers said a pedestrian accident in Brooksville Sunday morning claimed the life of a 3-year-old boy.

According to WTSP, the incident took place on Evening Star Avenue near Broad Street at about 8 a.m.  The Florida Highway Patrol said that the boy and his parent were walking west across Evening Star Avenue when the child was hit by a southbound Lincoln Town Car towing a utility trailer.  The victim was pronounced dead after being rushed to an area hospital.

Troopers said the vehicle came to a controlled stop following the incident.  The driver was not injured.


HERNANDO COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said three people were injured, one critically, in a multi-vehicle wreck in the Brooksville area Wednesday morning.

According to the Citrus County Chronicle, the crash happened in the vicinity of U.S. 98 and Lake Lindsey Road at about 7:30 a.m.  State troopers said a woman was driving an SUV east on Lake Lindsey Road when she entered the intersection from a stop sign and a flashing red signal.

The vehicle entered into the path of a semitractor-trailer going south on U.S. 98 and the SUV was struck by the semi.  The impact caused the SUV to collide with two pickup trucks that were stopped in the left turn lane of U.S. 98.  One of the pickups then flipped onto its roof.


BROOKSVILLE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol was at the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident in Brooksville on Thursday night.

According to The Free Press, a woman was struck by a pickup truck near the intersection of East Jefferson Street and Asmara Street shortly before 8:30 p.m.

State troopers determined that the 72-year-old victim was walking east across the intersection of Asmara Street when she was hit by the pickup truck that was heading north.


BROOKSVILLE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a driver died after crashing into a home in Hernando County Wednesday morning.

According to WFTS, the accident happened on Fulton Avenue near Fox Sparrow Avenue in Brooksville shortly before noon. State troopers determined that a 57-year-old man was speeding in a Toyota Prius while heading west when he lost control of his car on a curve in the road.

The car went off the roadway, hit an embankment and a tree, and then plowed into a home on Fulton Avenue before catching fire.  The motorist, a Port Richey resident, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Two people in the house were not injured.


BROOKSVILLE, FL – A car and a tractor-trailer were involved in a fatal collision in Hernando County last week, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

According to WFTS, a 38-year-old Brooksville man was driving a sedan west on SR-50 when the incident took place Wednesday night at about 11:15 p.m.  State troopers said the driver of a tractor-trailer was heading east on SR-50, made a U-turn at the intersection with Hale Avenue, and entered the path of the sedan.

The sedan collided with the trailer being towed by the semi.  The sedan driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The semi driver, a 62-year-old Brooksville man, was not injured.


BROOKSVILLE,FL – The Florida Highway Patrol released details of a fatal pickup truck crash that occurred on Sunday afternoon.

The Suncoast News reports the accident happened on Preston Road at about 3:37 p.m.  According to state troopers, a 54-year-old man was driving south in a Ford F-350 pickup when he lost control of the vehicle near Outback Way.   The pickup went onto the shoulder of the roadway, then collided with  a wooden pole, a mailbox and a utility pole before rolling over.

The driver, a Brooksville resident, was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.


BROOKSVILLE, FL – The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said a deadly car accident caused a power outage on Sunday.

The sheriff’s office posted on Facebook that the incident shut down Preston Road between Mondon Hill Road and Richbarn Road.  WFLA reported that a driver was killed after crashing into an electrical pole in Brooksville.

The accident reportedly left over 50 people without power in the area.  Utility crews arrived at the scene to repair the damage and restore power to those affected.  Drivers were advised to seek alternate routes.

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