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2 drivers, 19 and 65, killed in head-on crash near Zephyrhills

They died when a Zephyrhills man crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a woman from New York, troopers said.
A man and a woman died when their vehicles collided today on a road near Zephyrhills.
A man and a woman died when their vehicles collided today on a road near Zephyrhills. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and CHRIS URSO | Times ]
Published Apr. 25
Updated Apr. 25

ZEPHYRHILLS — Two drivers died today after a sport-utility vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and collided nearly head-on with another car, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash occurred about 6:50 a.m. on Eiland Boulevard east of Skipper Lane, where Eiland has one lane in each direction and a turn lane in the middle.

The SUV was headed west on Eiland Boulevard when for unknown reasons the 19-year-old Zephyrhills man at the wheel crossed into the eastbound lane, troopers said. He collided with a westbound car driven by a 65-year-old Williamstown, N.Y., woman.

The SUV spun and overturned while the car struck a mailbox on the south shoulder of Eiland.

The woman was killed at the scene. The other driver died later at a hospital. Both were wearing seatbelts.