Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) continue to investigate a fatal crash that occurred at approximately 6:40 a.m. on Friday, January 1, 2021.
The crash occurred as the 22 year-old female driver from Tampa was traveling southbound on East Lake Road south of Trinity Boulevard.
For an unknown reason, she lost control of the vehicle, rotated onto the grass shoulder, struck a sewer air release valve, and then collided with a hand rail.
The vehicle ultimately came to rest after dropping about 20 feet into an adjacent pond.
The woman died at the scene of the crash.
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