FHP: 2 dead following head-on crash on US 301

Two men were killed early Saturday morning after crashing head-on along US 301 near St. Francis Lane, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers say a 29-year-old man from Dade City was traveling northbound on US 301 as a 61-year-old man was traveling southbound in an SUV shortly before 4 a.m.

For unknown reasons, the 29-year-old crossed the centerline and collided head-on with the other vehicle. His pickup truck rotated and came to a final rest in the northbound lane as the other vehicle, an SUV, overturned, rolled off a bridge and landed in a ditch, according to FHP.

Both drivers died at the scene.  

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