A car driving the wrong way on US-27 turned into a deadly crash in Highlands County Sunday morning involving two Immokalee men.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, a 69-year-old Sebring man, riding in the passenger seat died after a head-on crash on US-27.
The car with the 69-year-old man from Sebring and a 41-year-old woman from Lake Placid was driving the wrong way on US-27. They were driving north in the southbound inside lane of US-27, north of the intersection of State Road 70.
Meanwhile, the two men from Immokalee were driving south in the southbound inside lane on US-27 nearing the SR-70 intersection.
Then the front of the cars crashed into each other.
After the crash, the car driving the wrong way rotated and was forced off the roadway before stopping on the west grass shoulder.
According to the report, the 69-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and was the only person not wearing a seatbelt. The driver sustained minor injuries from the crash.
The passenger in the other car, a 30-year-old man from Immokalee, sustained serious injuries from the crash. But the driver, a 23-year-old man from Immokalee sustained minor injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.