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Boy, 13, dies after 3-vehicle crash on I-75

The Oct. 7 collision happened after a 33-year-old Brooksville man driving a pickup truck became distracted by spilled coffee and failed to slow down, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
A 13-year-old boy who was injured in a 3-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 in Pasco County on Oct. 7 died Monday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A 13-year-old boy who was injured in a 3-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 in Pasco County on Oct. 7 died Monday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. [ Photo provided / Florida Highway Patrol ]
Published Dec. 7, 2021

A 13-year-old boy who was injured in a 3-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 in Pasco County on Oct. 7 died Monday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The boy was one of three people hospitalized after troopers said a 33-year-old Brooksville man driving a pickup truck became distracted by spilled coffee and failed to slow down near milepost 281, slamming into the back of a sedan driven by a 27-year-old woman from Horatio, Arkansas. The woman’s sedan was propelled into the back of a sedan being driven by a 28-year-old Mascotte man, the Highway Patrol said.

A 14-year-old boy and a 33-year-old man also were injured in the collision, troopers said. The two teens and the man, all from Horatio, Arkansas, were passengers in the sedan driven by the 27-year-old woman. She sustained minor injuries, as did a 30-year-old female passenger in the sedan.

The pickup truck driver and the driver of the other sedan were not injured.