Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Public safety

Driver dead in crash on State Road 54 in Pasco

A Dade City man is dead after he lost control of his vehicle on State Road 54 Tuesday night.

Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Steve Gaskins said the man, 33, was traveling west near the intersection with Foster Lane just before 9:45 p.m. when he attempted a left turn and lost control of his car.

The car rotated through the eastbound traffic lanes and the driver tried to regain control by turning right, sending him into a ditch, Gaskins said. The driver hit a concrete culvert and a stop sign and then went airborne until the car's roof hit a tree.

The car came to a rest in front of a home to the south of State Road 54. A pedestrian was struck in the back by falling debris and suffered minor injuries. The driver was transported to Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, where he died later, Gaskins said.

His name was not released pending notification of his family.

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