TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — State Route 674 in Hillsborough County has reopened after being shut down in both directions after an early-morning crash left five dead Sunday.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash occurred around 7 a.m. when a Toyota Tacoma, driven by a 29-year-old Bowling Green man traveling westbound on SR-674, entered the eastbound lanes near Balm Wimauma Road for an unknown reason.
FHP said as the Tacoma entered the eastbound lanes, the vehicle collided with a Chevy Silverado, driven by a 42-year-old man from Wimauma, head-on.
In an attempt to avoid another collision, a Chevy S-10, driven by a 59-year-old Mulberry man also traveling in the eastbound lanes, steered left and entered a ditch after debris from the head-on collision struck the vehicle. He was not injured as a result.
According to troopers, five people were killed in the crash, including the 29-year-old driver of the Tacoma and his passengers – a 37-year-old woman, a 38-year-old man, and a 23-year-old man, all from Bowling Green.
The 42-year-old driver of the Silverado was also killed. One of his passengers, a 40-year-old Wimauma man, suffered serious injuries, while his other passenger, a 43-year-old Wimauma man, was not injured.
Both directions of SR-674 reopened at 2 p.m. after being closed for several hours.
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