Details were released about a two-vehicle crash at a Homosassa intersection that severely injured a handful of Citrus County residents.
Emergency crews airlifted the four people involved in the 8:50 p.m. crash from Monday, Sept. 20, at West Grover Cleveland Boulevard and South Spring Song Terrace to be treated for incapacitating injuries, according to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) and Nature Coast EMS.
Prior to the crash, a red Dodge Ram was headed west on Grover Cleveland Boulevard, traveling behind a westbound white Ford Expedition waiting to turn left onto Spring Song Terrace, according to FHP on Wednesday.
For an unknown reason, according to FHP, the Ram’s driver, Homosassa 52-year-old Kevin Lee Cason, didn’t stop for the Ford in front, causing his pickup truck to rear end the SUV at an estimated speed of 60 mph.
Before he was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Cason told an FHP trooper he didn’t remember the crash or what happened.
Cason’s passenger, Homosassa 26-year-old Christian Shaun Myers, was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center along with the Ford’s passenger, Homosassa 47-year-old Robin Thornton Cumbie, according to FHP.
William Michael Cumbie, the Ford’s 47-year-old driver from Homosassa, was taken to Bayonet Point.
Based on the physical evidence and a witnesses statement, FHP cited Cason for careless driving. Neither Cason or Myers were wearing seatbelts, according to FHP.