News: One life claimed, several hurt in Sarasota multi-vehicle crash


SARASOTA, FL – A 71-year-old adult died, and several were injured following a multi-vehicle wreck caused by a driver who ran a red light Tuesday. 

Florida Highway Patrol told My SunCoast that the collision happened at U.S. 301 and Northgate Boulevard. After the driver ran a red light, their car overturned after colliding with three vehicles that stopped at the red light and then rear-ended one of the automobiles. 

The passenger inside the overturned vehicle, a 71-year-old adult, died at the scene. FHP does not publicly identify the names of those killed in motor vehicle collisions but was able to confirm that the occupant was from Bradenton. 

Sarasota County Emergency Medical Services also responded to the scene. First responders said two sustained minor wounds, six suffered serious injuries, and one was left in critical condition. 

Troopers made no mention of hospitalizations or other details surrounding this collision. 

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