Thonotosassa, Florida -- A 22-year-old man was killed Monday morning after his car was hit head-on by another vehicle trying to pass a car on the two-lane road.
The Florida Highway Patrol says the accident occurred around 9:48 a.m. Troopers say Rodney Manwaring of New York was heading south on US Hwy 301 north of Stacy Road and tried to pass another car along the two-lane road, crossing over a double yellow line.
Investigators say Manwaring, 49, was unable to get back into the southbound lane before hitting the oncoming car, driven by Yadiel Calderon-Pizarro.
Manwaring's vehicle came to a rest in the outside shoulder and he was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital with minor injuries.
After impact, Pizarro's Honda Civic slammed into a guardrail near a canal. He died at the scene.
Deputies closed US Hwy 301 in both directions until 2:45 p.m. while authorities investigated the crash.