An Inverness man died Wednesday morning when he was involved in a crash on State Road 44.

The crash happened just after 10 a.m. on State Road 44 near Shady Knoll Place.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Wayne Aldridge, 70, was driving a 2002 Mercury east in the outside lane of State Road 44. At the same time, Lehman Strickland, 67, was also driving east in the inside lane.

Troopers said Aldridge attempted to change from the outside lane to the inside lane, and in doing so, the left front of his Mercury clipped the right rear of Strickland's 2009 Ford Ranger.

Both vehicles spun clockwise onto the south shoulder of State Road 44. The Ranger overturned, while the Mercury came to rest on the sidewalk.

Strickland died from his injuries at the scene. His passenger, 60-year-old Sandra Strickland, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Bayonet Point.

Aldridge was not injured. His passenger, Donna Aldridge, 71, was taken to Seven Rivers Hospital with minor injuries.