FHP: 1 killed, 1 critically injured in wrong-way crash on US 41

Courtesy: Florida Highway Patrol

A 20-year-old woman from Tampa was killed Sunday morning after troopers say she drove the wrong way on US 41 and crashed nearly head-on with another vehicle.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 20-year-old woman was traveling northbound in the southbound lane of US 41 near old US 41A for an unknown reason shortly before 7 a.m.

At the same time, a 21-year-old woman from Thonotosassa was traveling southbound along US 41 and the two vehicles collided nearly head-on, according to troopers. Following impact, the cars rotated and came to a final rest in the median and southbound lanes. 

The 20-year-old woman died at the scene and the 21-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. 

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