Lake County crash leaves 1 dead, 1 with minor injuries

Crash occurred at Austin Merritt Road and County Road 33


GROVELAND, Fla. – A crash on County Road 33 early Friday morning left one driver dead and the other with minor injuries, Florida Highway Patrol officials said. 

The crash happened Friday at 5:40 a.m. after a driver, who suffered minor injuries, was attempting to travel across CR-33 from Austin Merritt Road. 

The report stated the driver traveled in the direct path of John Faso, 66, of Fruitland Park, after stopping at a stop sign. Troopers said Faso struck the right side of the other vehicle. Authorities said his pickup truck was overturned because of the impact. He died at the scene.

The crash is still under investigation and charges are pending.