Authorities investigating fatal crash in Palm Harbor

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Authorities are investigating a fatal overnight traffic crash that temporarily shut down southbound US Highway 19 in Palm Harbor.

The accident occurred just south of Alderman Road around 2 a.m.  The southbound lanes were closed until just after 7:00 a.m.

One person was confirmed dead and two others were injured.. The Florida Highway Patrol is working at the scene.

According to the FHP, an SUV was out of a parking lot onto US 19 when it was hit by a Ford Crown Victoria traveling at a high rate of speed. 

The SUV was pushed about 100 feet into a ditch.  A third vehicle slammed into the Crown Victoria.

The driver of the SUV died at the scene.  The two other crash victims were transported by helicopter.

No names were immediately released.

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