75-year-old Palmetto man dies after crashing into a tree

75-year-old Palmetto man dies after crashing into a tree
(Source: KAIT)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A 75-year-old Palmetto man died after crashing into a tree Wednesday night.

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019 around 6:16 p.m. Florida Highway Patrol says the incident occurred on Dearborn Street and Stratford Road.

FHP says John Charles Hardy of Palmetto was accompanied by a 72-year woman in the passenger seat of his 2009 Hyunda SantaFe. He was stopped facing south at a stop sign near the intersection and when he went to make a left hand turn, he crashed into a tree.

Hardy was killed. His passenger received minor injuries.

FHP says alcohol was not related to this crash.

FHP says there were no vehicle debris or tire marks observed on the roadway.

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