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Tragic Collision on US-17 Leaves One Dead and Sparks Investigation

DeSoto County, Fl

A collision occurred involving two vehicles, resulting in a tragic fatality and subsequent vehicle fire. The incident took place on US-17, heading north, in the right lane, south of Earnest Street.

Vehicle 1, traveling north in the right lane, collided with the rear trailer of Vehicle 2, which was also traveling north in the same lane, south of Earnest Street.

Following the collision, Vehicle 1 caught fire, engulfing the vehicle in flames. Tragically, the driver of Vehicle 1 was pronounced deceased at the scene. The identity of the driver is yet to be positively confirmed and remains under investigation.

Authorities are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash to determine the exact sequence of events and contributing factors. The investigation is ongoing, and further details will be provided as they become available.