A Mississippi man faces three counts of DUI serious bodily injury after he drove the wrong way on U.S. 1 and crashed his sport-utility vehicle into a car early Sunday morning in Titusville, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
The crash — which injured two Titusville residents — happened just after 3:20 a.m. on U.S. 1 just south of Dairy Road, near Chain of Lakes Park.
Bryan Holifield, 47, of Leakesville, Mississippi, was driving a 2004 Toyota Sequoia northbound on southbound U.S. 1 when the crash occurred, troopers said in a press release.
Holifield's SUV struck the front left of an oncoming 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse — which overturned and came to a rest in the grassy median.
The driver of the Eclipse, a 20-year-old Titusville man, was airlifted with critical injuries to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. His passenger in the Eclipse, an 18-year-old Titusville woman, was airlifted with serious injuries to Orlando Regional Medical Center.
Holifield, who suffered minor injuries, was transported to Parrish Medical Center in Titusville. His passenger, another 47-year-old man from Leakesville, Mississippi, was transported with serious injuries to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach.
Troopers also charged Holifield with DUI property damage/personal injury, DUI alcohol and driving on the wrong side of the roadway. He was booked into the Brevard County Jail Complex.
The crash remains under investigation.
This article originally appeared on Florida Today: DUI wrong-way crash on U.S. 1 injures two Titusville residents