DADE CITY — A 40-year-old driver died in a fiery two-vehicle collision on Tuesday along U.S. 301, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The crash took place at about 6:26 p.m. Fernando Hernandez-Lara, of Dade City, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet HHR SUV south on U.S. 301 when he lost control of the vehicle and crossed a grassy median north of Primo Drive, the Highway Patrol said.
He then drove into the path of a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up, which slammed into the right side of the SUV.
The SUV then burst into flames, troopers said. Hernandez-Lara died at the scene.
The driver of the Silverado — Michael T. Burnett, 74, of Brooksville — suffered minor injuries and was taken to Lakeland Regional Health for medical treatment. No charges are pending in this case, troopers said.