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Two teenagers killed in North Port crash that crashed into pond near Sumter Blvd.

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The scene of a rollover accident that killed two teenagers in North Port, Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Credit: Google Maps

NORTH PORT

Two teenagers are dead after a crash late Wednesday night that sent their car into a pond off Sumter Boulevard in North Port.

According to the North Port Police Department, units responded to a report of a rollover accident in a pond on Sumter Boulevard North, north of Laurie Circle, around 10:20 p.m. An off-duty NPPD officer heard the crash from his home and entered the water with his car. Northport Fire Department, but their efforts to free the trapped passengers, the 17-year-old driver and his 16-year-old passenger, were unsuccessful.

A black 2010 Honda Accord was towed from the water and the teenagers were pronounced dead by NPFD at 10:52 p.m. The investigation revealed that the car entered a bend at high speed, lost traction and went down a hill before jumping off the bridge railing and flying headfirst into a pond.

The investigation continues.

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