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Zephyrhills driver, 70, killed in crash after car turns into his path, troopers say

The collision occurred at about 8:50 a.m. Tuesday at U.S. 301 and Trilby Road.
A Zephyrhills man died and a Lacoochee man was seriously injured in a two-car crash Tuesday morning.
A Zephyrhills man died and a Lacoochee man was seriously injured in a two-car crash Tuesday morning. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and CHRIS URSO | Times ]
Published Aug. 3
Updated Aug. 4

TRILBY — A 70-year-old Zephyrhills man died when a turning car struck his car at an intersection in Trilby, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash occurred at about 8:50 a.m. Tuesday at U.S. 301 and Trilby Road.

A Lacoochee man, 21, was head west on Trilby Road approaching U.S. 301 when he stopped, turned left and entered the path of the Zephyrhills man as he was headed north on U.S. 301, the Highway Patrol said. The front of the first car struck the left side of the second car.

The intersection has flashing red and yellow traffic lights.

The Lacoochee man received serious injuries in the crash.

The Highway Patrol did not identify the two 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 law.