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Crash kills teen, seriously injures three other teens on University Parkway in Manatee County

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Posted at 11:45 AM, Dec 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-05 11:45:01-05

SARASOTA, Fla. — A 16-year-old Sarasota boy was killed and three other teens were hurt in a crash in Sarasota late Friday night.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a teen driving on University Parkway near Blithe Avenue lost control of his car around 11:14 p.m and hit a concrete culvert.

The impact caused the car to go airborne, collide with a utility pole and overturn.

FHP troopers say a 16-year-old boy from Sarasota, who was in the front passenger seat, died as a result of the crash.

Two other teen passengers in the back seat were ejected when the car overturned. According to a news release, these teens were not wearing seat belts.

The car’s 17-year-old driver was also hurt and taken to a nearby hospital.

All three surviving teens are said to have serious injuries.

No names have been released and the Florida Highway Patrol says the crash remains under investigation.