Man in critical condition after truck hits utility pole on SR 54 in Pasco Co.

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A man is in critical condition after a single-vehicle crash on SR-54 in Pasco County on Saturday afternoon.

The incident happened at 2:45 p.m. near the intersection of SR-54 and Meadowbrook Drive.

The Florida Highway Patrol says 24-year-old Emilie Josephine Manser of Tampa was driving west on SR-54 when she lost control of the 2002 Ford F150 she was driving.

The car then left the roadway, came onto the north shoulder and crashed into a utility pole, causing the pole to overturn and catch on fire.

Her passenger, Kim Dale Jones, 46,  was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital for critical injuries.

No further details were released.