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[Original Publish Date: 11/28/19]
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[11/29/19 3:10 p.m.] CLERMONT, Florida — The Florida Highway Patrol has released the names of the pair killed in a crash Thanksgiving night.
The deadly crash occurred at 7:10 p.m. near the intersection of County Road 474 and Yancey Road. Juan Melendez-Cruz, 51, of Kissimmee was driving a 2007 Honda Accord when he lost control, left the roadway and overturned, according to a press release. The Accord rolled over on its right side and the roof struck a tree, also killing a passenger, Kristi Cruz, 42, of Groveland. Melendez-Cruz and Cruz were not wearing their seatbelts.
A 15-year-old boy was treated for minor injuries and released. The crash remains under investigation.
[Original Breaking Story] CLERMONT, Florida — The Florida Highway Patrol is on scene of a deadly crash that killed two people, FHP Lt. Kim Miller said in an email.
The rollover crash occurred at 7:10 p.m. near the intersection of County Road 474 and Yancey Road, killing the male driver and a female passenger. A juvenile was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
This is a developing story.
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