MANATEE COUNTY (WWSB) - Troopers say a 23-year-old man fleeing the scene of a crash in Bradenton ran a red light and hit a vehicle, killing the teen-aged driver.
Florida Highway Patrol were called to 26th Avenue E and 27th Street E after two vehicles collided around 11:30pm on Saturday.
Troopers say 23-year-old Adonis Waters of Bradenton was driving an Acura Integra that had been involved in an earlier crash in Bradenton and he was fleeing the scene in a reckless manner when he ran a red light on 26th Avenue E.
His vehicle collided with a Chevy Tahoe driven by 18-year-old Victoria Mobley of Bradenton. She was killed in the crash and her passenger, 18-year-old Nauryn Ta’Nina Laws of Bradenton, was seriously injured. Both had been ejected from the vehicle.
After the crash, Waters’ vehicle continued forward, hitting a barbed wire fence and a power box. He was critically injured in the crash. One of his passengers, 13-year-old Daniel Matias of Bradenton, was critically injured while his second passenger, 17-year-old Shaneece Bell of Palmetto, suffered minor injuries.
The crash remains under investigation and troopers say charges are pending.