Punta Gorda, FL - One Killed, One Hurt in Car Accident on US 41
Punta Gorda, FL (March 15, 2023) - One person was killed, and another was hurt following a car accident in Punta Gorda on Wednesday, March 15th. The collision occurred around 3:15 a.m. at the intersection of US Highway 41 and Notre Dame Boulevard.
According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, an 18-year-old man from Punta Gorda was traveling southbound on US 41 with a 17-year-old passenger in his vehicle. At the same time, a 59-year-old Punta Gorda man was making a right turn from Notre Dame Boulevard on US 41. The 59-year-old's car was hit from behind and traveled onto the shoulder, where it overturned. The 59-year-old man died at the scene, while the two teenagers suffered serious injuries and were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
No one involved in the accident has been identified at this time. The crash remains under investigation.
There is no further information available.
Fatal car accidents are reported in Florida about once every three hours. When a crash takes place, it will be closely investigated by authorities in an effort to determine the cause and who should be held responsible. In many cases, the accident was caused by a driver who was operating their vehicle in a reckless manner at the time of the crash.
We would like to extend our thoughts and condolences to all affected by this deadly car accident in Punta Gorda.
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