SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. – Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol are investigating a crash that left one man dead Sunday morning.
According to investigators, the crash happened around 11 p.m. Saturday at State Road 471 and State Road 50.
Authorities said a 27-year-old man from Tampa was driving an SUV north on SR-471 and attempted to pass another vehicle ahead of him.
When the driver got into the southbound lane, he collided head-on with an oncoming semi-truck, troopers said.
Investigators said the SUV was “propelled to the east shoulder and overturned onto its left side.”
The 27-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi-truck received minor injuries.