2 drivers killed in head-on crash in Sumter County

Double fatal wreck happened on S.R. 50 near C.R. 721

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SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. – Two drivers were killed Thursday in a nearly head-on crash in Sumter County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The double fatal wreck was reported around 4:48 p.m. on State Road 50 near County Road 721.

The FHP said a 59-year-old Leesburg man was driving a pickup truck west on S.R. 50 and entered the eastbound lane, colliding into another pickup truck.

The driver of the second truck, a 58-year-old Clermont man, was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.

The Leesburg man was taken to a hospital and later died, according to an FHP report.

Both men were wearing seat belts, trooper said.

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