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Wrong-way driver dead after Saturday night head-on collision near Wimauma

WIMAUMA — A driver going the wrong way on U.S. 301 died after colliding head-on with another vehicle late Saturday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Rene Vasquez, 21, of Riverview was driving a 1999 Toyota Corolla north in the southbound lanes of U.S. 301, south of Bishop Road in Wimauma, just before midnight, troopers said.
Vasquez collided with a 2010 Hyundai Genesis, driven by Jason Phong Nguyen, 31, of Parrish.
Vasquez was pronounced dead at the crash scene. Nguyen was taken to Tampa General Hospital with serious injuries.
Alcohol did not play a role in the crash, troopers said. The crash remained under investigation.

Contact Josh Solomon at jsolomon@tampabay.com or (813) 909-4613. Follow @ByJoshSolomon.

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