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20-year-old Sarasota woman killed in accident late Tuesday

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MANATEE CO., FL (WWSB) - A 20-year-old Sarasota woman was killed Tuesday after a crash in Manatee County.

Jessie Caudill, of Sarasota, was killed in the crash.

The incident occurred around 10:10 p.m. Tuesday in the area of SR-70 and 56th Ct. E. The woman was travelling faster than the speed limit heading eastbound on SR-70 approaching 56th Ct E. 

A second vehicle was travelling westbound in the turn lane. The driver, Chris Marcelin, 21, of Bradenton, failed to see the first vehicle approaching and attempted to make a U-turn on SR-70. He had two passengers with him, Alexis Garcia and Ronald Pierre-Paul.

As a result, the front of the first vehicle struck the rear of the second vehicle and Caudill was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the second vehicle and the one of the passengers each suffered minor injuries. 

Charges are still under investigation.