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Passenger killed in crash with tree; 2 critically injured

Florida Highway Patrol
Posted at 10:49 AM, Jun 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-20 05:31:12-04

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla.  — Florida Highway Patrol was at the scene of a fatal crash where a car collided into a tree late Saturday night in Manatee County.

FHP says a 29-year-old female passenger was killed in the crash and the driver is in critical condition along with the other 6-year-old passenger.

The sedan was reportedly driving south on 15th St East and veered over to the west shoulder when the vehicle hit a tree and caught fire. The car then rotated and came to rest on 15th St.

Passenger one was pronounced deceased on the scene and the driver, whose identification is pending, along with another 6-year-old passenger were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

FHP says the crash remains under investigation.