Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

Hudson man dies in Weeki Wachee crash early Monday morning

Hernando Today staff reports

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WEEKI WACHEE - A 20-year-old Hudson man died early this morning when he lost control of his vehicle and collided into a utility pole and tree near the intersection of Cortez Boulevard and Shoal Line Road.

Patrick John Lynch, 20, was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene of the crash around 3:45 a.m.

Residents in the area lost power to their homes.

Lynch was traveling east on Cortez Boulevard when he traveled off the right edge of the road for unknown reasons, Florida Highway Patrol reported.

Once on the grass shoulder, Lynch's vehicle rotated sideways and collided with a road sign. The vehicle continued to rotate and collided with the utility pole, then the tree.

Highway patrol has not yet determined if alcohol was involved.

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