Fatal Multi-Vehicle Crash Involving Motorcycle, Several Injured
UPDATE: 6/11/2017, 4:00 P.M. – According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 87-year-old Gladys Bethal was traveling westbound on Little Road in a silver Hyundai, approaching US 19, when she failed to stop for the traffic light and rear-ended a Toyota.
As a result of the collision, Bethal’s Hyundai continued into the northbound lanes on US 19 and into the path of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, driven by 53-year-old Steven Glenn Willard. The impact caused fatal injuries to Willard and he died at the scene.
Bethel and the driver of the Toyota, 45-year-old Patricia Hudak, suffered serious injuries.
The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending, according to the officials.
UPDATE: 1:33 P.M. – The Florida Highway Patrol has confirmed at least one fatality.
UPDATE: 1:14 P.M. – Sources say both directions of US-19 are being detoured around the accident scene.
HUDSON (PASCO) – The southbound lanes of US-19 are reportedly shut down after reports of a multi-vehicle crash near the intersection of Little Road, involving a possible fatality.
There are unconfirmed reports that a Hernando County Rescue Unit, returning from an earlier transport to Bayonet Point Hospital, rolled up on the accident and discovered several heavily damaged vehicles, a motorcycle down, and possible entrapment of at least one occupant.
One sources says the motorcyclist is deceased and that there are possibly two other patients who suffered traumatic injuries.
We will bring more on this story as it develops.
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