Three Die in Separate Citrus County Crashes, Former Hernando High Student Among the Victims
CITRUS – Three people lost their lives in vehicle crashes over the weekend and one of the victims was a former Hernando High School Student.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 68-year-old Thomas Wall died after he was struck by a vehicle while crossing SR-44, late Friday evening. Officials say Wall was crossing SR-44 from N.E. 12th Ave on a bicycle when he was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound. Wall died at the scene.
On Saturday, 21-year-old William C. Waymire died after he was involved in a crash on West Aber Court and US-19 in Homosassa.
Officials say Waymire was traveling southbound in the grassy median, when for unknown reasons he traveled into oncoming traffic in the northbound lanes. As a result, Waymire’s Dodge Dart collided head-on with a pickup truck.
Waymire, who was a former Hernando High School student, died at the scene.
The driver of the pickup truck, 36-year-old Lawrence Barker of Homosassa, was transported to Bayonet Point Hospital in critical condition.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
This afternoon, 66-year-old Emanuele Di Nunzio of Inverness lost his life, after officials say he may have suffered a medical episode before crashing into a tree on CR-581.
According to reports, Di Nunzio was traveling northbound on CR-581 when he veered off the roadway near East Lakalo Lane and struck a tree. Di Nunzio was transported to Citrus Memorial where he later died.
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