Wrong-Way Driver to Blame for Head-On Collision that Claimed Two Lives
LECANTO – A wrong-way driver is what officials say led to a head-on collision that claimed two lives Sunday.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, around 9:25 p.m. Julie Lynn Hanselman, 48, of Dunnellon was driving an Infinity RX35, westbound in the eastbound lanes of West Gulf to Lake Highway. Carman Christine Howe, 47, of Inverness was traveling eastbound in a Hyundai Tucson when both vehicles collided head-on, east of S. Leona Ave. The impact caused both vehicles to burst into flames, killing Howe and Hansleman.
Officials have not ruled out alcohol as a contributing factor.
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