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Woman killed in car accident in Sarasota shortly after start of the new year

Updated: Jan. 1, 2020 at 5:35 AM EST
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Shortly after the start of the new year, Florida Highway Patrol was called to a Sarasota intersection to investigate a fatal accident.

Just before 1am, troopers responded to South Shade Avenue and Grove Street where a Honda Civic and Ford Explorer had collided.

A fatal crash at South Shade Avenue and Grove Street in Sarasota on New Year's Day.
A fatal crash at South Shade Avenue and Grove Street in Sarasota on New Year's Day.(Source: Kasey Guerra)

Troopers say 71-year-old Brian Kelly was driving his Civic north on South Shade, approaching Grove Street, when he turned left in front of the Explorer traveling south. The vehicles collided.

A fatal crash at South Shade Avenue and Grove Street in Sarasota on New Year's Day.
A fatal crash at South Shade Avenue and Grove Street in Sarasota on New Year's Day.(Source: Kasey Guerra)

Kelly and the 22-year-old Sarasota man driving the Explorer suffered minor injuries, but Kelly's 60-year-old female passenger was killed.

Florida Highway Patrol continue to investigate the crash and say charges are pending.

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