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.