Two different wrecks in the county last week took the lives of two Sumter County men.
The first wreck claimed the life of a Lake Panasoffkee man.
The crash happened at 1:28 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10, when a 2003 Ford pickup, driven by Steven Kent Shafer, 65, was traveling west on County Road 470, east of County Road 501, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.
For an unknown reason, Shafer’s vehicle traveled off the roadway and onto the north shoulder of C.R. 470 where it struck a barbwire fence, according to the report.