HUDSON – An 83-year-old Clearwater man was killed in an accident on U.S. Highway 19 early Thursday morning.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the man was driving a pickup truck westbound on Bolton Avenue in Hudson at about 6:15 a.m. The report states that he failed to stop at a posted stop sign before entering U.S. 19 lanes. The man's truck entered the path of an SUV driving northbound on U.S. 19, resulting in a driver's side, T-bone impact.
The SUV was driven by a 26-year-old Dade City man. A 27-year-old Hudson man was in the passenger seat. Neither suffered injuries from the accident and both were wearing their seatbelts.
The 83-year-old man died at the scene of the crash. He was not wearing a seatbelt, the report states.