News: Passenger killed when stolen car hits utility pole in Dade City


DADE CITY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a stolen vehicle was involved in a fatal crash in Pasco County on Saturday morning, Patch New Port Richey reports.

The incident occurred in Dade City, in the 33600 block of Clinton Avenue.  The FHP said a man was driving a Ford pickup truck believed to have been stolen from Zephyrhills.  As he headed east on Clinton Avenue at about 8:40 a.m, the pickup went onto the south shoulder, hit a utility pole, struck a fence and then overturned.

A passenger in the vehicle, a 30-year-old woman from Lakeland, was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.  The driver, believed to be a 40-year-old Lakeland man, fled the scene on foot.

Anyone with information about the case was asked to contact the FHP.

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