Wrong-way crash injures two drivers in Pasco County

- A wrong-way crash in Pasco County has left two drivers injured, troopers say.

On Monday after 9 p.m., 73-year-old Kathleen Raspolich, of New Port Richey, was traveling southbound in a 2006 Chevy Avalanche in the inside northbound lane of Country Road 77, just south of Mitchell Boulevard. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say she was speeding.

The second vehicle, a 2006 Chrysler Sebring, driven by 51-year-old Joseph Volpatti, also of New Port Richey, was traveling northbound in the same lane when both collided head-on. Volpatti’s vehicle overturned, troopers say.

Both were transported to Bayonet Point Hospital. Raspolich had serious injuries, and troopers say the cause of the crash is alcohol-related. Volpatti was transported with critical injuries. Both were wearing seatbelts.

According to an FHP media release, charges are pending. 

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