Bradenton FL – Florida Highway Patrol announced a fatal crash involving alcohol on State Road 64 Monday evening.
The crash happened as 30 year old Dustin Horne from Bradenton Florida was driving a 2003 Chevy S-10 compact pick up truck westbound on State Road 64 just west of Verna Bethany Road.
At the same time 21 year old Brandon Blalock was driving a 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer eastbound on State Road 64 also east of Verna Bethany Road.
At approximately 11:00 p.m. Blalock failed to navigate a curve i the road and entered the opposite lane directly in the path of oncoming traffic.
The left front of the Mitsubishi Lancer collided with the left front of the Chevy S-10 at speed.
The force of the crash spun the small truck in counter-clockwise spin while it continued westbound and then began to overturn. The truck overturned multiple times, and driver Dustin Horne was thrown from the overturning vehicle. After being ejected from the vehicle Horne was struck by the pick up truck as it continued to overturn, where it finally came to a stop facing east on the southern shoulder.
After colliding with the pick up truck, the Mitsubishi Lancer drove off the road onto the shoulder than re-entered the road where the vehicle came to a stop facing east on the south shoulder.
Horne died as a result of injuries during the crash.
FHP has stated that Brandon Blalock will be charged with DUI with property damage, DUI with injuries, DUI Manslaughter, Possession of a controlled substance and failure to drive within a single lane.