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One dead, one injured in Pasco crash with dump truck

The driver of a dump truck spun out of control while braking heavily.
The crash Tuesday happened near State Road 52 and Land O' Lakes Boulevard.
The crash Tuesday happened near State Road 52 and Land O' Lakes Boulevard. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
Published Aug. 28, 2021
Updated Aug. 28, 2021

A Wesley Chapel man, 67, died Friday after a crash in Land O’ Lakes earlier this week that also left one seriously injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

A Lutz dump truck driver, 34, was traveling east on State Road 52 near Land O’ Lakes Boulevard on Tuesday when he didn’t notice traffic stopped in front of him in time, police said. After braking heavily, he lost control of the vehicle, which then spun into the opposite lanes.

The dump truck collided near the driver’s seat of a sedan heading west. Both passengers were transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries from the crash, where one later died.

The truck hit the rear of another car, but no injuries were reported. The truck driver also had no reported injuries.