Man Driving Wrong Way Causes Fatal Highway Crash

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

News Release:Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- An elderly man driving southbound in a northbound highway lane crashed into another car, killing himself and the other driver in Hamilton, County.

The accident just before midnight Friday created a five car pileup involving a Greyhound bus on route to Atlanta from Tampa. More than a dozen bus passengers were taken to nearby hospitals. Their conditions were not immediately released.

Florida Highway Patrol officials say 91-year-old Ernest Lee Holmes, of High Springs, Fla. was driving a 1993 Buick Century when he crashed into 55-year-old Peter J. Linek, of Ormond Beach. Linek was driving his Ford Explore northbound in the correct direction. Both men died.

Two other vehicles were also snared in the wreck, but authorizes said there were no other injuries.


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