NORTH WEEKI WACHEE, Fla. (WFLA) — A driver was found dead after crashing their car into a home in North Weeki Wachee on Wednesday.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened on Fulton Avenue near Nightwalker Road just before noon. FHP said a 57-year-old Port Richey man was speeding when his Prius veered off the road and hit and embankment.
FHP said the car became airborne and struck a tree, which made it spin into the side of a home. Then, it caught fire.
The homeowners – a man and a woman – were inside at the time of the crash, but they weren’t injured. The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said the homeowners used a garden hose to tamp down the flames.
According to the highway patrol, the driver was severely hurt in the crash and passed away at the scene. The house was also extensively damaged.