Bloomingdale High School student, Zackary McCarthy, killed in one-car crash

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY - A Bloomingdale High School student died Wednesday night after the car he was driving crashed into a tree, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

The victim is identified as 16-year-old Zackary McCarthy of Valrico.

The crash occurred shortly before 9:30 p.m. near Natures Way Boulevard and Golf Meadow Boulevard.

McCarthy was driving a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am when, for an unknown reason, he lost control causing the car to spin out.

The vehicle then struck a tree on the driver's side.

McCarthy was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he died.

A passenger in the car, 15-year-old Michaela Faessler of Valrico, was not hurt, deputies said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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