71-year-old man dies in crash on Cortez Road


MANATEE COUNTY, Fla.: According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a man died in a crash on Friday afternoon.

Troopers said a 71-year-old driver traveled on Cortez Road near 7th Street around 2:10 p.m. Friday, December 2nd. Troopers said that the driver began to make a left-hand turn on 7th Street and crashed into a 56-year-old pickup truck driver.

After impact, the 71-year-old driver hit a wall on the eastbound shoulder, while the 56-year-old driver hit a wall and a fence.

The 71-year-old driver died at the scene, and the 56-year-old driver was seriously injured.