SAN ANTONIO — A 23-year-old Brooksville man died in a car accident Friday morning on State Road 52 west of the Interstate 75 exit, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Richard A. Rosado was westbound in his 1997 Ford SUV on SR 52 about 9:30 a.m. and tried to pass another vehicle — a 1997 Ford pickup — on the right, the FHP report said.
Rosado's car went off the road onto the shoulder near Levi Loop, lost control and swerved left into the path of the pickup, the report said.
The vehicles collided and the SUV kept going, across the eastbound lanes of SR 52 and into the woods, hitting a ditch and flipping several times.
Rosado died. His passenger, 24-year-old Jose M. Mendoza of Dade City, was ejected. Mendoza was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in critical condition.
The driver of the pickup, James D. Glisson, 51, of Tampa suffered minor injuries, according to the report.