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Passenger dies in fatal Pasco crash


A man died early Monday after the car he was riding in overturned on County Road 535 in Pasco County.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said the driver, a Zephyrhills woman, tried to negotiate her 2003 Chevy Impala around a curve south of Otis Allen Road and lost control. Mona Jackson, 42, over corrected, sending the car into the west shoulder and then into a barrel roll just after 3:30 a.m.

The car flew into the air and passenger Scott Driggers, 48, of Zephrhills, was ejected. Driggers died at the scene. Jackson and a second passenger, 66-year-old Robert Varnadoe, were transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.

Troopers said Driggers was the only person in the car not wearing a seat belt.

Authorities have not determined if alcohol played a role in the crash. No other details were released Monday night.

Passenger dies in fatal Pasco crash 12/30/13 [Last modified: Monday, December 30, 2013 8:05pm]
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