Thursday, November 23, 2017
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Lakeland man dead, Riverview woman critical after head-on crash in Brandon

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A 42-year-old Lakeland man died Saturday afternoon after a head-on collision on Highway 39 in Brandon, Hillsborough County sheriff's officials said.

Gannier Fulghum Jr. was driving a Toyota Camry south on Highway 39 when he crossed into the northbound lane, though it's not clear why, deputies said. The Camry collided with a Chevrolet Sonic driven by Wendy Akins, 47, of Riverview.

Fulghum was taken to Brandon Hospital where he died.

Akins was taken to Tampa General Hospital in critical but stable condition with non-life threatening injuries, deputies said.

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