A 63-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman, both from Fort Pierce, died in a crash Wednesday morning in Osceola County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
According to troopers, the crash took place just before 9:30 am at State Road 60 and Peavine Road.
The 63-year-old man was driving a sedan west on SR-60, west of Peavine Road, while at the same time a 36-year-old pickup driver from Groveland was traveling east on that same road, a crash report shows.
FHP said the man driving the sedan tried to pass a semi-truck at the same time the pickup truck entered the eastbound lane of SR-60, into the direct path of the sedan.
Troopers said the 63-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene and his passenger, a 63-year-old woman, who was airlifted to the hospital, later died.
The pickup truck driver and his passenger, a 37-year-old man from St. Petersburg, sustained minor injuries, according to investigators.
This crash remains under investigation.