Emergency responders hospitalized three people following a rollover crash the morning of Thursday, June 25, 2020, in southern Homosassa.
A pair of motorists from the collision at U.S. 19 and the entrance of the Offices at Sugar Mill were also involved minutes before in a separate crash nearby, south of the highway's intersection with Cypress Boulevard West.
According to a Citrus County Sheriff's Office deputy who investigated both crashes, a woman was driving her husband to a doctor's appointment within the office complex when their red Toyota Tacoma was struck by another vehicle.
They were still able to drive to the doctor's with minor damage to their truck, and left soon after to pull out onto the highway.
According to the deputy, a tow truck was still hoisting the other vehicle from the earlier crash as the couple was leaving the office complex.
When the couple drove onto U.S. 19, they traveled in front of a man driving a white Chevrolet Silverado north on the highway, the deputy said.
As a result, the Silverado, owned by D.A.B. Constructors Inc., collided with the Tacoma's rear, causing the Toyota to roll over roughly three times as both vehicles traveled off U.S. 19 and struck several mailboxes.
Doctors and staff from nearby medical offices treated the motorists as deputies, Citrus County Fire Rescue firefighters and Nature Coast EMS medics responded, the deputy said.
Firefighters had to extricate the Tacoma's driver from the truck before she and her husband were airlifted to hospital for further treatment, the deputy said, adding Nature Coast EMS also hospitalized the Silverado's driver.
The deputy could not yet give the status of their injuries, and said citations are pending as the investigation continues.