HENDRY COUNTY – Two teenagers died early Saturday morning in a high speed crash in Hendry County.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, the accident occurred at 2:04 a.m. on August 13.
According to FHP, a 2019 Maserati Sedan was actively fleeing from the Hendry County Sheriff`s Office and traveling southbound on C.R. 835 at a high rate of speed. As the vehicle approached the intersection of Roberts Road, the vehicle entered into a sharp right-hand curve. The driver failed to negotiate the curve and continued straight. The Maserati traversed the southern shoulder of C.R. 835 to the edge of a large canal that paralleled the roadway. The vehicle became airborne, crossed the canal, and struck the southern embankment of the canal. The car then fell into the canal and came to rest upright and facing southwest along the southern shore of the canal.
Both occupants of the car were pronounced deceased on scene by the Hendry County Sheriff`s Office. The driver was a 19-year-old Clewiston man. The passenger was a 17-year-old girl from Hialeah.
The Florida Highway Patrol's Advanced Investigation & Reconstruction (FLAIR) Unit continues to investigate this crash.