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Tavares woman dies as result of fiery crash when car strikes tree

A Tavares woman has died as the result of a fiery crash which erupted when her car struck a tree.

The 39-year-old woman was traveling above the posted speed limit at 9 p.m. Friday on West Fourth Avenue approaching West Seventh Street in Tavares when her vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a tree, according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol. When the vehicle hit the tree, it became engulfed in flames. The woman was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The crash remains under investigation.

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