SARASOTA, Fla. – Sarasota Police officers are investigating a single-vehicle fatality crash that happened just before 4 a.m. Sunday, December 20, 2020, at the South Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) North Washington Boulevard (U.S. 301) split in the city of Sarasota.
Officers believe a driver, with two passengers in the car, was traveling northbound on U.S. 41 when the driver failed to take the westbound curve onto U.S. 41 and hit a light pole and tree before stopping in the median.
The driver and the two passengers are adults. One passenger died at the scene as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash. The additional two people were transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit was called to the scene and is investigating the crash.
It’s unknown if speed, drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash. Anyone with any information is asked to call Sarasota Police Traffic Unit Officer Bobby Dodge at 941-263-6773.