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19-Year-Old New York Man Dies After Striking Power Pole

19-Year-Old New York Man Dies After Striking Power Pole

19-Year-Old New York Man Dies After Striking Power Pole



By Ciara Perez, News Reporter | iSkyCreations - News & Media (ISC)

Publish Date: July 5th, 2024


Citrus County, FL — A tragic accident occurred early this morning on CR-491, resulting in the death of a young driver. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the crash took place at approximately 4:00 AM on July 5, 2024, on South Lecanto Highway, north of West Black Diamond Circle.


A Nissan Altima, driven by a 19-year-old man from New York, New York, was traveling southbound when it suddenly departed the roadway. The sedan veered onto the west shoulder of the highway, where it collided with a concrete power pole.


Emergency responders quickly arrived on the scene and transported the young driver to a nearby hospital. Despite their efforts, the driver succumbed to his injuries.


Authorities are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash. The identity of the driver has not been released, pending notification of next of kin. This tragic incident serves as a sobering reminder of the potential dangers of early-morning driving and the importance of road safety.

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