Two teenagers were killed Saturday morning in a high-speed crash on U.S. 301 in Sumter County.
A 19-year-old Summerfield man had been at the wheel of a red sedan at 7:50 a.m. traveling northbound on U.S. 301 at County Road 472 (Rainey Trail) “at a high rate of speed,” according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol.
The teen lost control of the sedan, it traveled over the center median and into the southbound lanes of U.S. 301 where it collided with the front of a white pickup driven by a 65-year-old man from Eustis.
The teen driver and an 18-year-old female passenger from Ocklawaha died at the scene of the crash.
The Eustis man and a 28-year-old Lady Lake man who was riding in the truck as a passenger, both suffered minor injuries.
All four people involved in the crash had been wearing seat belts, the report noted.