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27-Year-Old Dade City Woman Killed In Early Morning Hernando County DUI Crash

HERNANDO COUNTY, FL. – A 27-year-old Dade City Woman was killed early Tuesday morning after being hit nearly head-on by a drunk driver.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, a 2020 Jeep Cherokee, driven by 23-year-old Kevin Patrick Kells, Clermont, was traveling westbound on SR-50 near Little Green Lane.

Troopers say that a 2004 Toyota Corolla, was traveling eastbound on SR-50 when Kells lost control of his SUV which crossed the centerline of the roadway in a construction zone and collided nearly head-on with the Corolla.

The passenger in the Corolla, a 27-year-old Dade City woman suffered fatal injuries at the scene of
the crash. The driver of the Corolla suffered serious injuries in the crash.

Investigators say that Kevin Patrick Kells was later arrested by FHP Troopers for DUI Manslaughter and delivered to
the Hernando County Jail.

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