Manatee County Crash Leaves 1 Dead and 2 Hospitalized, Reports FHP


Manatee County, Fl.-According to a news release, a 71-year-old Sarasota woman passed away from injuries sustained in a crash on US 41 and Tallevast Road in Manatee County on Saturday evening.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that the woman was a passenger in an SUV that was travelling south on US 41 in the left turn lane, north of Tallevast Road. The SUV attempted to turn left onto Tallevast Road when a truck in the center lane collided with its side, causing it to flip and hit a traffic light pole.

Both drivers suffered serious injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital, while the woman was also taken to the hospital, where she later passed away. The accident is still under investigation.