A fatal crash on Interstate 75 in Sarasota has left one dead on Sunday afternoon.
A Mazda going northbound on I-75 near Sumter Blvd was traveling through a construction area when the left side of the vehicle struck a construction barrel that was in the median.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver, 20 year-old Tyria Balcom, swerved right, then overcorrected and swerved left causing the vehicle to rotate counter clockwise in the southwest direction.
The right front of the vehicle then struck a second construction barrel causing the vehicle to continue 65 feet across the paved construction lane and striking a Volvo P7170 asphalt paver in the median.
FHP pronounced the passenger, 22-year-old Devontae Mitchell dead on the scene of the accident due to injuries sustained in the crash. Balcom is at the Sarasota Memorial hospital with critical injuries.
The construction area was not active nor were workers present at the time.