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One dead, one injured in single vehicle crash on County Road 761 in DeSoto County

Posted at 1:12 PM, Dec 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 13:12:04-05

DeSOTO COUNTY, Fla. -- A single-vehicle crash in DeSoto County Tuesday morning killed one person and critically injured another.

It happened around 8:45 a.m. on County Road 761 near SW Nancy Road near the Fort Ogden Community.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, a Jeep SUV was headed westbound when it left the roadway and overturned into a ditch on the north side of the road.

The driver of the Jeep, a 68-year-old Arcadia woman, was critically injured and airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital.

A male passenger in the Jeep was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neither victim's names have been released yet.

The crash remains under investigation.