SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A 23-year-old died and a passenger was injured Wednesday morning after a car crashed into a power pole near Siesta Key Beach, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.
The crash happened at about 2 a.m. in the area of Beach Road and Midnight Pass Road, deputies said.
The vehicle was traveling at a high speed on Beach Road and lost control of the vehicle before crashing into a utility pole and a tree, according to Florida Highway Patrol. The car overturned and the driver died after being thrown from the vehicle.
The passenger, also 23 years old, was critically injured, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
All lanes of Beach Road were closed at Siesta Key Beach until just before 7:30 a.m., deputies said.
No other details were immediately available.