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Single car crash on Zemel Road takes the life of Punta Gorda woman

Posted at 7:38 AM, Jun 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 09:20:03-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Punta Gorda woman died Thursday night in a single car crash near Burnt Store Village.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened just before midnight on Zemel Road near Deer Pass Road.

Troopers say a 26-year-old woman was driving westbound on Zemel Road when she lost control of her car, which veered left then rotated off the road to the right shoulder and hit a utility pole.

The driver died at the scene. Troopers have not yet released her identity.

Zemel Road was shut down for several hours, but appears to have reopened.