Bradenton Crash Leaves One Man Dead And Another Man Seriously Injured On Cortez Road
Manatee County - Florida Highway Patrol has announced that one man has died and another man is in serious condition after an automobile accident in Manatee County Friday Night.
According to the report by FHP, the fatal crash began as a pickup truck driven by a 71 year-old-man from West Lafayette, IN was traveling west on Cortez Road, in the left turn lane, approaching 7th Street. A pickup truck with a 56 year-old-man from Bradenton, Florida was traveling east on Cortez Road, in the outside lane, approaching the intersection of 7th Street.
At 2:10 P.M. the first pickup truck driven by the 71 year-old-man began to make a left turn onto 7th Street and traveled into the path of the second pickup truck driven by the 56 year-old-man. The left front of the first pickup truck collided with the right front of the second pickup truck.
Post collision, the first pickup truck collided with a wall on the eastbound shoulder, and the second pickup truck collided with the wall and a fence.
The 71 year-old man died of his injuries and the 56 year-old-man remains in serious condition at this time.
This crash remains under investigation by authorities.
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