Driver loses control, hits tree in Sarasota, killing passenger

Driver loses control, hits tree in Sarasota, killing passenger
(Source: AP)

SARASOTA (WWSB) - An 18-year-old man died in a fatal crash early Sunday morning.

Florida Highway Patrol says around 3:15 a.m., 28-year-old Yusuf Memon of Venice was entering the northbound ramp to I-75, north of State Road 681, in the right lane when he lost control of his car, running off the roadway and hitting a tree.

Muhammed Memon, 18, of Punta Gorda, a passenger in the vehicle, was killed. Florida Highway Patrol says the victim was not wearing a seatbelt.

Memon suffered serious injuries and was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Troopers say ire marks were seen on the roadway and there was no vehicle debris observed on the roadway. They continue to investigate and say there are no criminal charges at this time.

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