MANATEE -- A 79-year-old man died in an accident Tuesday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Robert Zandstra was killed after a Honda Civic traveling southbound in the right lane of U.S. 301 went through the intersection at 51st Avenue East and broadsided Zandstra’s vehicle at about 9:45 a.m., according to a media release.
The Honda hit Zandstra’s Chevrolet on the left side and caused his vehicle to rotate clockwise, the release said.
Zandstra’s 63-year-old passenger was brought to Manatee Memorial Hospital with minor injuries along with the 68-year-old driver of the other vehicle and a 40-year-old passenger.
Charges are still pending in this case, the release said, and it’s unknown who ran the red light.