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Brooksville man killed, two others injured in crash on Mondon Hill Road

The 78-year-old pickup driver died from his injuries at a hospital. The Tampa man driving the other vehicle and his passenger were injured.

BROOKSVILLE — A 78-year-old Brooksville man received fatal injuries and two others were hurt Saturday evening when a pickup truck collided with a car in rural Hernando County.

The Brooksville man wasn’t wearing a seatbelt when his pickup hit the car just after 8 p.m. on Mondon Hill Road at Owls Roost Lane, the Highway Patrol said.

The driver of the car, a 19-year-old Tampa man, was headed north on Owls Roost when he turned into the path of the pickup as it was headed east on Mondon Hill.

The front of the truck hit the left side of the car, causing both vehicles to spin before coming to a stop along the north shoulder of Mondon Hill.

The pickup driver was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The driver of the car received serious injuries and his passenger, a 20-year-old Brooksville man, had minor injuries. The driver was wearing a seatbelt but the passenger was not.

The Highway Patrol did not release the names of the three men because of its interpretation of Marsy’s Law, a voter-approved amendment to the state Constitution that was meant to protect crime victims but that deprives the public of information long available under Florida’s public records laws.

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