A Williston man is in critical condition after investigators said he was involved in a crash while driving the wrong way on U.S. 19 in Citrus County.
The crash happened Wednesday at 5:50 p.m. just inside the Levy-Citrus county line near River Road.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Ernest E. Rinas, 58, was driving southbound in the northbound inside lane for unknown reasons. At the same time, a 2000 Ford pick-up truck was heading northbound in the same lane and a 2003 Nissan SUV was in the northbound outside lane just behind it.
Investigators said the front of Rinas' 2002 Chevrolet four-door hit the right front of the pick-up truck, which caused the truck to spin into the outside lane. The Nissan SUV then hit the rear of Rinas' car.
Rinas was taken to Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He was last listed as being in critical condition.
The driver of the pick-up truck sustained minor injuries. He was taken to Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. The driver of the SUV was not injured.
The investigation continues.