Two people critically injured in serious car crash in North Port

Updated: Aug. 15, 2019 at 2:12 PM EDT
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NORTH PORT, Fla. (WWSB) - A single vehicle crash on I-75 South in North Port Thursday afternoon left two men with critical injuries.

It happened around 1:30pm on I-75 South at Kings Highway near milemarker 172. Troopers say 32-year-old Rafael Marte Jr. of North Port lost control of his 1999 Ford vehicle, veering off to the right of the highway and hitting a guardrail. The Ford then rotated clockwise and struck the guardrail again with its rear.

Marte and his passenger, 27-year-old Dominick Beltran, also of North Port, suffered critical injuries.

Marte was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Beltran was transported to Lee County Memorial.

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