Five people killed in wrong-way crash on Palmetto expressway


Five people were killed in a head-on collision early Saturday by a man in a silver Infiniti, driving eastbound in westbound lanes, police in Florida said.

The crash occurred around 4:30 a.m., August 20th. The wrong-way driver, a 30-year-old, was driving a silver Infiniti sedan eastbound in the westbound lanes when he struck a gray Honda sedan, according to The Florida Highway Patrol.

Four women and a man died at the scene, and another person was in critical condition after a wrong-way crash on the Palmetto Expressway early Saturday. 

 The driver of the Infiniti was hospitalized with severe injuries.

A Florida Highway Patrol spokesman declined to name the victims because it is a criminal investigation. They are ages 18 to 25.