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UPDATE: One person dead after single-vehicle crash in Myakka City

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Published: Jul. 17, 2021 at 5:06 AM EDT
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MYAKKA CITY, Fla. (WWSB) - A 21-year-old man has died and his 20-year-old passenger is in critical condition after a single vehicle crash in Myakka City.

It happened on SR 64, near Verna Bethany Road just before 4:30 a.m., Saturday.

Troopers say the driver was not wearing his seatbelt when he lost control of his SUV. The vehicle went into the side grass shoulder of the road and struck a guardrail. It then overturned, ejecting the driver, who was later pronounced deceased at the scene.

The passenger was transported to Tampa General Hospital.

The crash remains under investigation.

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