ODESSA – Florida Highway Patrol troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon that resulted in the deaths of both drivers.
FHP reports state that the accident occurred at approximately 12:05 p.m., Jan. 12, at the intersection of State Road 54 and Altamont Lane. An SUV operated by a 20-year-old Odessa man was traveling northbound on Altamont Lane and stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of S.R. 54. The second vehicle – a motorcycle driven by a 21-year-old Wesley Chapel man – was traveling eastbound on S.R. 54 at a high rate of speed, the report states.
FHP reported that the SUV entered the intersection in an attempt to turn left onto westbound S.R. 54. That action resulted in the SUV entering the path of the motorcycle. The motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, collided with the driver-side of the SUV. He sustained fatal injuries at the scene of the crash. The driver of the SUV was transported to an area hospital but later died from his injuries