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Two Sumter Co. teens killed after vehicle became airborne, hitting power line & multiple trees

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Posted at 4:18 PM, Oct 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 16:18:27-04

SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. — Two teenagers from Wildwood are dead after losing control of the vehicle they were traveling in, becoming airborne and striking multiple different objects, authorities say. 

The 18-year-old driver and 15-year-old passenger were both pronounced dead at the scene. They were traveling eastbound on SR-44 when the driver lost control of the vehicle. 

Authorities say the vehicle flew off the wet roadway and became airborne before striking a power line, then a tree branch and finally two more trees.

No other information was immediately available.