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A SIESTA KEY MAN WAS KILLED IN A SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT THURSDAY MORNING NEAR THE SARASOTA/BRADENTON AIRPORT.  THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 46 YEAR OLD MICHAEL BOOTH WAS NORTHBOUND ON 15TH STREET EAST APPROACHING THE INTERSECTION OF INNOVATION WAY AT AROUND 8:20AM.  AS HE MADE THE TURN, BOOTH’S SUV TRAVELED OFF THE ROADWAY INTO A DITCH AND ON TOP OF A CEMENT CULVERT BEFORE HITTING A FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT UTILITY POLE ON 15TH STREET EAST, WHICH CAUSED A TRANSFORMER TO BLOW OUT.  BOOTH’S TRUCK SPUN OUT BEFORE COMING TO REST IN FRONT OF THE HOLIDAY INN.  HE WAS TAKEN TO MANATEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD A SHORT TIME LATER.  TROOPERS SAY BOOTH WAS NOT WEARING HIS SEAT BELT, AND THERE WERE NO SKID MARKS ON THE ROADWAY.