An Oklahoma woman was airlifted to a hospital with incapacitating injuries after she lost control of the vehicle she was driving and struck two concrete barriers Tuesday evening in Homosassa.
Michelle Death, 38, of Jenks, Oklahoma, was reportedly driving a 2001 Mercedes SLK 320 northbound in the inside lane of U.S. 19 south of West White Dogwood Drive at approximately 6:55 p.m. when the crash happened, according to an FHP report obtained Friday.
For unknown reasons, Death left the roadway and entered the center median, striking a traffic barrel. She then overcorrected, traveled across both northbound lanes and struck another traffic barrel. She then lost control of the vehicle, which began to rotate counter-clockwise until its passenger-side rear struck a concrete traffic barrier. The vehicle glanced off the barrier, striking a second concrete barrier with its passenger side. The Mercedes came to rest facing south on the east shoulder of the road.
Death, who was wearing a seatbelt, suffered incapacitating injuries and was airlifted to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson. FHP estimated she was driving the speed limit at the time of the crash. Alcohol or drug use is not suspected.