PALMETTO, Fla. — A man is dead and another is seriously hurt after a crash late Tuesday night in Manatee County.
It happened at 11:15 p.m. on Gillet Drive and Gillet Road in Palmetto.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers say a 61-year-old man was driving west on Gillet Drive as a 53-year-old man was driving east.
As the cars approached a curve in the road, the 61-year-old swerved into the eastbound lane and crashed into the oncoming car, according to FHP.
The 61-year-old was pronounced dead, while the other driver was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.