Driver suffers serious injuries after Friday crash on US-27

A crash at the intersection of CR 720 and US-27 at the Three Lions Truck Stop shut down two southbound lanes of traffic Friday around 4:50 p.m.

Two vehicles were involved in the crash. The first vehicle, driven by John Hollingsworth, 77,  of Moore Haven, was travelling westbound on US-27. The second vehicle, driven by Luis Antonio Nazario, 39, of Orlando, was travelling eastbound.

Hollingsworth drifted into the median and lost control of his vehicle, driving into the eastbound lanes of US-27, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Hollingsworth’s vehicle struck Nazario’s vehicle, rupturing the fuel tank. Hollingsworth’s vehicle then overturned onto its roof.

Nazario did not suffer any injuries. Hollingsworth was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries, according to FHP.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts and alcohol was not a factor in the crash. An investigation is pending.