Head-on collision kills 2 on U.S. 19 in Hudson

Published March 3, 2007

HUDSON - Two women were killed in a head-on collision late Thursday night after one of them drove the wrong way on U.S. 19, authorities said.

Joan H. Takacs was driving her Ford Tempo north in the center southbound lane around 11 p.m. when it collided with a Toyota Camry driven by Boupha Sengaroun, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Takacs, 58, of 15208 Bailey Hill Road, Brooksville, and Sengaroun, 58, of 3750 45th St., St. Petersburg, both died from their injuries.

It was not known early Friday why Takacs was driving on the wrong side of the divided highway near the intersection of Aripeka Road. Trooper Larry Coggins Jr. said investigators don't believe alcohol was a factor.

They hope autopsy results will provide more clues.