Man, 74, dies from injuries suffered in Brooksville chain-reaction crash

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Published May 16, 2019

BROOKSVILLE — A 74-year-old man died Sunday from injuries he suffered days earlier in a four-vehicle crash, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

George Brown, of Homosassa, was pronounced dead at Bayfront Health Brooksville hospital.

He was injured in a crash that took place at about 5:40 p.m. Friday at the intersection of U.S. 98 and Citrus Way. It was chain-reaction crash that involved three cars and a pickup truck, according to the Highway Patrol, and started when a driver failed to stop for a stop sign.

A 2009 Pontiac G8 was headed north on Citrus Way, approaching U.S. 98, when troopers said the driver failed to yield to a stop sign. The Pontiac entered the path of a 2005 Kia Amanti that was headed west on U.S. 98. The front of the Kia then struck the right side of the Pontiac.

The impact pushed the Pontiac into a collision with a 2000 Buick Century that was driving south on Citrus Way. That caused the Buick to rotate and crash into a 2013 Toyota Tundra that was also headed south on Citrus Way.

Brown was a passenger in the Kia. He was not wearing his seat belt, troopers said.

Everyone else involved in the crash was wearing their seat belts. Alcohol played no role in the crash, according to the Highway Patrol.

The Pontiac driver, Giovanni Bravo Oquendo, 25, of Spring Hill, was cited for failing to yield.

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