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Sarasota Man Killed and Two Other Seriously Hurt In Crash On SR 70 Friday Afternoon

MANATEE COUNTY – Florida Highway Patrol reported a deadly accident that resulted in one person losing their life and two others seriously injured.

The crash began as a sedan driven by a 68-year-old woman from Sarasota was traveling east on State Road 70, approaching Robinson Road.

Also in the sedan were two passengers, a 42-year-old man from Sarasota, and a 61-year-old woman from Arcadia.

At 1:24:00 PM, for reasons unknown, the sedan drifted out of their lane of travel and crossed the centerline before entering the westbound lane.

After entering the westbound lane the driver over-corrected and then traveled back across the eastbound lane before driving onto the grass shoulder of State Road 70.

While traveling on the shoulder the sedan then crashed into 3 mailboxes which caused the vehicle to overturn. The vehicle continued overturning several times before coming to a stop on the shoulder.

The 68-year-old woman from Sarasota and the 61-year-old woman from Arcadia were transported by Bayflite to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

The 42-year-old man from Sarasota who was traveling as a passenger in the sedan was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash by Manatee County EMS.

Florida Highway Patrol has stated that the accident remains under investigation.

Daniel Murphy's passionate belief in upholding the Florida justice system by defending the rights of the public against corporate interests, has lead him to become one of Florida's most effective young attorneys. Daniel Murphy carries his enthusiasm for fighting for the rights of the injured outside the courtroom by staying involved in legal and community organizations.

Sarasota Man Killed and Two Other Seriously Hurt In Crash On SR 70 Friday Afternoon

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