Dunnellon man killed in Hawthorne Road accident

Press release from Florida Highway Patrol

At 12:30 p.m today, a pickup driven by a 46-year-old Ocklawaha man was traveling north on CR 234, crossing SR 20 (Hawthorne Rd.). The pickup hit the left side of a sedan that was traveling west on SR 20, and the driver of the sedan, a 22-year-old Dunnellon man, was pronounced dead at UF Health Shands. The sedan’s 21-year-old male passenger, of Beverly Hills, FL, was also taken to the hospital with critical injuries, and the driver of the pickup had serious injuries. The pickup’s 25-year-old male passenger had minor injuries. All four were wearing seatbelts.

The westbound lanes of SR 20 were closed for several hours due to the investigation, and the crash is still under investigation.