Four other Venice youths were hurt in the Collier County crash, according to authorities.
Five teenagers from Venice were in a crash that killed one and hurt four on Interstate 75 in Collier County on Tuesday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.
According to the FHP, a sedan driven by a 17-year-old Venice boy was heading north on I-75 behind a tractor-trailer driven by a 63-year-old Pompano Beach man near mile marker 65 at about 9:10 a.m.
The front right of the sedan stuck the left rear of the tractor-trailer, causing the sedan to travel off the roadway, overturn and strike a guardrail.
A 16-year-old passenger in the sedan, who was not wearing a seat belt, was fatally injured. The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, received minor injuries. A 16-year-old female passenger who was wearing a seat belt and a 16-year-old male passenger who was not wearing a seat belt received serious injuries. A 16-year-old male passenger who was not wearing a seat belt received minor injuries.
The tractor-trailer’s driver, who was wearing a seat belt, was not hurt.
The FHP did not release the identities of anyone involved in the crash, which remains under investigation.