Manatee County crash leaves one man dead and another critically injured


PALMETTO, Fl. — An accident that occurred at 11:15 p.m., January 25th, on Gillet Drive and Gillet Road in Palmetto left a man dead and another seriously hurt in Manatee County.

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 vehicle.

The 61-year-old was pronounced dead, while the other driver suffered severe injuries and was transported to a local hospital.