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2 dead after car hits sign, tree

Authorities say two people are dead after their car hit a sign and a tree in southwest Florida.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune (https://goo.gl/kJrWiR) reports that the crash occurred early Monday morning.

The Florida Highway Patrol says 21-year-old Wesley Chery was driving on U.S. 41 in Charlotte County when he ran off the road into a drainage ditch. The car went airborne, hitting the sign and tree. Chery and his passenger, 21-year-old Brittany Beni, were both fatally injured.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Information from: Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune,