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Teen Killed in Traffic Crash; South Kings Ave. Shut Down

A Ford Explorer carrying seven people overturned at South Kings and Coppertree Circle in Brandon, and one teen was ejected and died at the scene, officials said.

A teenager is dead following a traffic crash that shut down Kings Avenue south of Bloomingdale Avenue on Friday afternoon, authorities said.

It wasn't immediately clear what caused the accident at South Kings and Coppertree Circle in Brandon, where a Ford Explorer carrying seven people left the roadway and overturned around 2:50 p.m. Friday.

The teen was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene, while the other passengers received only minor injuries, sheriff's office spokesperson Larry McKinnon said.

South Kings Avenue was closed south of Bloomingdale for several hours as the investigation continued.

Stay tuned to Patch for updates to this story.

Kathleen Robinson June 16, 2012 at 03:02 AM
Do these vehicles even carry 7 people? Also, please wear your seatbelts! Please learn from others' tragedies.
Terry Tighe June 17, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Seat Belts aren't for decorations.

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