Man Dies After Car Crash on U.S. 19

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Erik Abrahamson, J.D. October 18, 2019

A man from Hernando County died Wednesday afternoon in a three-car collision.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the man crossed the grass median and collided with two other cars. The crash happened on U.S. 19 around 3:30 pm. 

Michael Kick, 38, lost control of his 1994 Ford Taurus driving northbound. He jumped the median and landed in the path of a 2000 Ford Mustang. The third vehicle involved, a 1994 Chevrolet 1500 driven by Christopher Ahrens, collided with the Taurus as well. 

Mr. Ahrens was not injured. The driver of the Mustang, Paul Babratis, and his passenger, Terese Babratis, went to the hospital with severe injuries. EMTs transported Mr. Kick to the hospital, where he died from his injuries. 

Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by this tragedy. Car accidents like this one occur far too often in Florida. It’s essential that fatal car accidents be thoroughly investigated so that the cause of the collision can be understood, and the responsible party can be identified and, if warranted, held accountable.

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Source: Tampa Bay Times