BAY AREA — Two people died on Bay area roads Thursday in separate crashes. 

  • 2 people killed in separate crashes
  • 1st crash in Tampa, 2nd crash in Citrus County
  • FHP has not released names of the people killed

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 76-year-old man died after a chain-reaction crash on US 301 that started when one vehicle slammed into the back of another vehicle. 

The crash, which happened Thursday just before 5:30 p.m. on US 301 near I-75, happened when the driver of a GMC Envoy slammed into the back of a Toyota Sienna, which was stopped in traffic. 

That led to the Toyota striking another vehicle and those vehicles colliding. Five vehicles were involved. 

The driver of the GMC died at Tampa General Hospital. The FHP has not released his name. Two other drivers suffered minor injuries. 

In a separate crash, an 89-year-old man was killed after failing to stop at a stop sign and colliding with another vehicle.   

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened on northbound Greenpark Boulevard in Homosassa. 

Troopers said the man was driving westbound on US 98 when he failed to stop and went into the path of another vehicle. 

The man died at the scene of the crash. 

Officials have not released the name of the man killed. 

Both crashes remain under investigation.