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Weeki Wachee woman killed after SUV overturns in Hernando

A Weeki Wachee woman was killed Tuesday morning after her SUV overturned on Knuckey Road in Hernando, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Christine L. Nelson, 32, was driving westbound on Knuckey Road, just west of Leisure Lane, in a 1997 Chevy Blazer around 10:50 a.m. when she lost control and veered onto the north shoulder of the road, troopers said.

The Blazer then traveled back onto the roadway into the eastbound lane and overturned, troopers said, ejecting both Nelson and a passenger, 26-year-old Nicholas C. Leitnar Jr., of Weeki Wachee.

The SUV continued to overturn and crashed into a fence and then a tree before it finally came to a complete stop, the FHP said.

Nelson died at the scene, troopers said. Leitnar is listed in critical condition at Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, the FHP said.

Weeki Wachee woman killed after SUV overturns in Hernando 09/21/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 9:07am]
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