Second person dies following SUV traffic crash in Hernando County

Posted at 7:23 AM, Sep 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-25 07:23:47-04

A second person has died following a single-vehicle traffic crash in Hernando County last week, authorities said. 

Nicholas Leitner Jr. 26, of Weeki Wachee, passed away Saturday at Bayonet Point Medical Center, the Florida Highway Patrol said. 

Leitner was a passenger in a 1997 Chevy Blazer driven by Christine Nelson. 32. also of Weeki Wachee, on Knuckey Road west of Leisure Lane the morning of Sept. 20.

For unknown reason, the Blazer went out of control, traveled onto the north shoulder of the road, corrected itself then began to overturn. 

Leitner and Nelson both were ejected, a Florida Highway Patrol news release states. The Blazer continued to overturn until it collide with a fence and came to rest against a tree. Nelson was pronounced dead at the scene Sept. 20.