Head-on collision on Moccasin Wallow Road leaves two dead, two others injured

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Updated: May. 17, 2021 at 6:34 AM EDT
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UPDATE at 6:15 a.m. with more details

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Two people were killed and two other were badly injured in a head-on crash Sunday afternoon on Moccasin Wallow Road in Manatee County.

The Florida Highway Patrol says a Toyota sedan was traveling east on Moccasin Wallow Road, east of Carter Road at about 3:45 p.m. At the same time, a A Honda SUV was was traveling westbound, when a white Chevrolet Camero attempted to pass the Honda on the two-lane road.

The Toyota veered onto the grass shoulder to avoid hitting the Camero. Once the Camero had passed, the driver of the Toyota tried to steer back onto the roadway. The driver overcorrected and entered the westbound lane, hitting the Honda head on, investigators said.

The driver of the Toyota, a 50-year old Parrish woman, died at the scene, Her passenger, a 52-year-old Parrish man, was seriously injured.

The driver of the Honda, a 65-year-old Sun City Center woman, was critically injured. Her passenger, a 95-year-old man also from Sun City Center, was killed.

Investigators are still looking to determine the cause of the crash.

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