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1 killed in Lutz crash after losing control, crashing into pond: FHP

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Posted at 10:16 AM, Feb 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-09 12:14:44-05

LUTZ, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol said one person is dead after a vehicle was sent into a pond following a crash.

Pasco County firefighters responded to the scene at SR 54 and Evergreen Lane in Lutz where they worked to get the vehicle out of the water.

FHP said the driver of the vehicle, a 51-year-old woman, lost control for unknown reasons while in the outside lane of westbound SR 54. The 2015 Honda sedan traveled across the median, eastbound lanes and south shoulder before it went into a pond.

The vehicle was completely submerged and the woman died at the scene.

SR 54 eastbound is down to one lane and officials said drivers in the area should expect delays as they conduct the rescue.

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