Wrong-Way Driver Dies, One Injured in Head-On Collision
Inverness (Citrus) – The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting the death of a 76-year-old Dunnellon man, after a head-on collision occurred on SR-44, east of Kensington Ave.
According to officials, just before midnight Saturday night, the unidentified driver of a 2001 Nissan X-Terra was traveling eastbound in the inside westbound lane, when a second vehicle traveling in the same lane but correct direction of travel collided head-on with the wrong-way driver.
The driver of the second vehicle, 44-year-old Carlos Marin Colon sustained serious injuries and was transported to Ocala Regional Hospital for treatment. The elderly driver sustained fatal injuries and expired at the scene.
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