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25-year-old passenger dies after driver runs red light in Lake County

A 25-year-old passenger died at the scene of a crash Sunday morning after a driver ran a red light in Lake County.

A 33-year-old Bradenton man was driving a 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander at 8:44 a.m. Sunday eastbound on County Road 470 approaching County Road 33 at Okahumpka when he ran a red light, according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

A passenger in this Mitsubuishi Outlander died at the scene of a crash Sunday morning
A passenger in this Mitsubishi Outlander died at the scene of a crash Sunday morning in Lake County.

A semi truck, driven by a 43-year-old Brandon man, had the green light and the front of the Mitsubishi Outlander struck the right side of the semi truck. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene and the man driving the Mitsubishi Outlander was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.

There was a roadblock at the scene due to the cleanup of diesel fuel.

The crash remains under investigation.

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