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FHP investigating fatal crash involving two teenagers in Hernando County

Teen killed in crash in Hernando County
Posted at 5:51 PM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-19 05:25:39-04

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. — Florida Highway Patrol Troopers are investigating a fatal crash involving two teenagers in Hernando County.

According to FHP, a 17-year-old Brooksville teen was driving a 2001 Mustang southbound on US-19 around 3:33 p.m. on Wednesday. A 16-year-old Weeki Wachee teen was in the passenger seat. At that time, a 60-year-old man in a pickup truck was traveling northbound on US-19 in the outside lane. 



The driver of the Mustang attempted to turn left onto Country Road and entered the path of the truck, according to FPH. As a result, the truck hit the right side of the Mustang, killing Seth Leathers.

"I can't believe that happened to my friend," said Caleb White. 

White grew up with Leathers and tells ABC Action News he can't believe his longtime basketball teammate is gone. 

"For a moment he's here and I'm laughing in third period with him and then, he's gone," said White. "Not able to see him again."

Garret Herman, the 17-year-old driver of the Mustang, is currently in critical condition at St. Joseph's Hospital.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured, according to FHP.

Both of the teens involved are students from Weeki Wachee High School, the school district tells ABC Action News.

No additional information has been released at this time.