Published: Jul 23, 2012 10:38 AM EDT

DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol says four people were killed on U.S. 41 in Pasco County when one car attempting to pass another hit a third car in the oncoming lane.
The patrol said in a news release it happened about 5:45 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 41 at Parsley Lane.
A Volkswagen driven by a 60-year-old Tampa woman attempted to pass a Toyota in a light rain, but spun out of control. It slammed into an oncoming Ford driven by 42-year-old Joe Wayne McBroom of Hudson, according to the patrol. Both drivers were killed, as were two passengers in the Volkswagen. A third passenger in the Volkswagen was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries.
The Patrol did not immediately release the names of those killed, other than McBroom.

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