Teen killed, second critically injured in Hernando crash

Hernando County

One teenager is dead and another is seriously injured after a crash in Hernando County.

The two-car crash happened just after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday on US-19 at Country Road.

FHP investigators say a 17-year-old was driving a Ford Mustang south on US-19 when he tried to turn left onto Country Road.

According to a crash report from FHP, the Mustang turned into the path of a Dodge pickup truck, causing the truck to hit the right side of the Mustang.

The 16-year-old passenger in the Mustang, identified as Seth Leathers, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 17-year-old driver, Garret Herman, is at St. Joseph’s Hospital with critical injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured.

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