HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. — A dump truck overturned in Hernando County while avoiding a head-on collision with an SUV.

  • Dump truck spilled gravel across SR-50 while avoiding collision
  • Crash closed SR-50 from US-301 to SR-471 for hours
  • SUV involved still unknown

The dump truck was traveling eastbound when an SUV was passing several vehicles illegally, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

As the SUV approached the dump truck, the driver of the truck steered it into the shoulder to avoid a head-on collision.

The driver then lost control of the dump truck, causing it to overturn and spill lime rock gravel across SR-50.

The crash closed SR-50 from US-301 to SR-471 for several hours.

Anyone with information regarding the SUV involved is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol by calling 813-558-1800.