One Dead, One Critically Injured After Late Night Rollover Crash
WEEKI WACHEE – One person was killed and another critically injured, after they were ejected from a vehicle during a rollover crash on Knuckey Road last night.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 32-year-old Christine Nelson of Weeki Wachee was traveling westbound on Knuckey Road, west of Leisure Lane, when she lost control and veered off the roadway. Nelson overcorrected in an attempt to bring the vehicle back onto the roadway, causing the vehicle to overturn several times. Nelson and her passengers, 26-year-old Nicholas Leitner, also of Weeki Wachee, were ejected onto the roadway. Nelson was pronounced deceased at the scene and Leitner was airlifted to Bayonet Point Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
Alcohol has been ruled out as a contributing factor.
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