Sarasota, FL (January 1, 2020) - A 60-year-old woman was killed in a two-car crash in Sarasota. The crash happened on Wednesday, January 1 just before 1:00 a.m.
Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the intersection of South Shade Avenue and Grove Street in response to the collision. According to reports, 71-year-old Brian Kelly was driving a Honda Civic northbound on South Shade near the intersection with Grove Street. Kelly made a left turn in front of a southbound Ford Explorer and the two cars collided with one another. Kelly and a 22-year-old driver of the Explorer sustained minor injuries. Kelly's 60-year-old passenger died as a result of injuries suffered in the collision. The victim has not been identified at this time.
The FHP is still investigating the crash. Charges are pending against Kelly at this time.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the victim of this fatal crash in Sarasota. Deadly accidents take place approximately eight times per day in Florida. Failing to yield to other vehicles is a common cause of serious and deadly crashes in our state. If you have lost a loved one in a Florida car accident, you may have legal rights under our wrongful death laws.
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