- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two people are dead after their car hit a sign and a tree in southwest Florida.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune (https://goo.gl/kJrWiR) reports that the crash occurred early Monday morning.

The Florida Highway Patrol says 21-year-old Wesley Chery was driving on U.S. 41 in Charlotte County when he ran off the road into a drainage ditch. The car went airborne, hitting the sign and tree. Chery and his passenger, 21-year-old Brittany Beni, were both fatally injured.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Information from: Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune, https://www.heraldtribune.com


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