Two pick-up truck drivers killed in head-on crash

Last Updated: Monday, March 05, 2018, 1:26 PM EST

Two people were killed Sunday night in a head-on crash in the Sun City Center area. 

  • Two pick up truck drivers killed in head-on crash Sunday night
  • Crash on US 301 at Saffold Road
  • Jose Z. Zertuche, 54, of Wimauma killed; Parrish man, 41, also killed

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened on US 301 near Saffold Road just after 8 p.m. when two pick up trucks collided. 

Troopers said a 41-year-old Parrish man was driving a Toyota Tundra southbound on US 301 while 54-year-old Jose Z. Zertuche of Wimauma was northbound in a Ddoge Ram 1500. 

The Tundra went into the northbound lanes and the vehicles collided head on. Both drivers died at the scene, officials said. The name of the Toyota driver has not been released. 

The crash remains under investigation.