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Updated: 10/12/2017 08:30:03AM

Fatality reported on US 17 north

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The Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatality on U.S. 17 in DeSoto County on Tuesday.

According to FHP’s press release, Carlos Oliva, 22, of Wauchula, was driving a Nissan Titan north on U.S. 17 near the intersection of N.E. Tennessee Street, when he attempted to pass another vehicle. According to FHP, he misjudged the width of the roadway, and swerved left to avoid a collision, but he overcorrected and lost control of the truck.

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