PALM HARBOR — A man and his female passenger died Saturday morning after colliding with another vehicle while making a left turn, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
A 32-year-old man from New Port Richey was driving a 2017 Hyundai Accent north on Bentley Drive at 9 a.m. when he stopped at a stop sign at the intersection with Alderman Road. A second vehicle, a 2011 Ford Mustang driven by an 18-year-old Palm Harbor man, was driving east at a high speed on Alderman Road, troopers said.
The 32-year-old man turned left into the path of the 18-year-old man, causing the front of the Mustang to collide with the left side of the Accent. After the impact, the 18-year-old’s vehicle rotated to the shoulder, hitting a pedestrian traffic signal and a tree.
The 32-year-old man and his passenger, a 30-year-old woman from Palm Harbor, died at the scene. The 18-year-old man suffered serious injuries.
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