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1 killed, 1 ejected from vehicle after head-on crash on SR-70

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MANATEE CO., FL (WWSB) – A 37-year-old man was killed in ahead-on crash on SR-70 Thursday morning in Myakka City.

Adam Absher, 37, of Land O’Lakes was killed in a crash that happened just after midnight on SR-70.

Around 12:21 a.m., at SR-70 and Robinson Road, Jacob Vondran, 23, of Sarasota, was heading eastbound on SR-70 near the intersection with Robinson Road. Absher was heading westbound.

For unknown reasons, Vondran’s Chevrolet Silverado drifted across the center line and struck Absher’s Dodge Challenger, according to FHP. They hit head-on.

Vondran’s pick-up truck overturned into the ditch on the north side of SR-70. He was ejected through the back window and landed in the grass. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

Absher’s car spun counter clockwise into the same ditch as the pick-up truck on SR-70.

Vondran was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with critical injuries.

The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash.