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Homosassa Man Critically Injured in U.S. 98 Crash

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One driver was cited for failing to yield at a stop sign, FHP troopers said.

HERNANDO COUNTY – A Homosassa man was critically injured Friday (May 10) when the car in which he was riding was involved in a four-vehicle crash, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

George Brown, 74, of Homosassa, was taken to Bayfront Health Brooksville in critical condition. He was not wearing a seat belt, troopers said. Marsha Scott, 63, of Homosassa, the driver of the car in which Brown was riding, was taken to Bayfront Brooksville for minor injuries. Daniel Putkonen, the driver of another car involved in the crash, was taken to Bayfront Brooksville with minor injuries.

Giovanni Bravo Oquendo, 25, of Spring Hill was cited for failure to yield, troopers said.

The crash happened about 5:40 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 98 and Citrus Way in Hernando County.

Troopers said Oquendo was driving a Pontiac G8 north on Citrus Way when he failed to yield at the stop sign at the intersection and traveled into the path of the 2005 Kia Amanti that Scott was driving. The impact pushed the Pontiac into the 2000 Buick Century that Putkonen was driving south on Citrus Way. The impact caused the Buick to rotate and hit a 2013 Toyota Tundra that was also headed south on Citrus Way.

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Homosassa Man Critically Injured in U.S. 98 Crash
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One driver was cited for failing to yield at a stop sign, FHP troopers said.
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