2 Homosassa residents involved in fatal Hernando County crash

A crash between a bicycle and a car at 2:48 am on Thursday, August 3, took the life of the bicyclist, George A. Sanchez, 23 of Homosassa, who expired at the scene of the crash. The crash occurred on U.S. Hwy. 19 at Long Lake Ave. in Hernando County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Josephine S. Van Loan, 18, of Homosassa, was driving a 2006 Cadillac DeVille, traveling north on US-19 at the intersection of Long Lake Ave., where the Cadillac collided with the bicycle. After the impact, the Cadillac V-1 came to a controlled stop while the bicyclist came to rest in the median. The report stated that Ms. Van Loan, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was not injured in the crash, and Mr. Sanchez was not wearing a helmet.

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