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Fatal crash in Desoto County

Florida Highway Patrol
Posted at 8:28 AM, Jun 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-12 10:13:09-04

DESOTO COUNTY, Fla. — The 17-year-old was traveling east on SW Robin Road, approaching a right curve, east of the intersection of US-17.

He failed to negotiate the curve and traveled off the roadway, entered the grass shoulder, and collided with a power pole.

A large portion of the power pole and power lines fell to the ground.

The 17-year-old got out of his car and made contact with the downed power lines.

He was pronounced dead on the scene.

This crash is still under investigation.