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Teen passenger dies as SUV flips in Brandon

BRANDON — A teenager died and six other young people suffered minor injuries after the sport utility vehicle they were riding in overturned Friday afternoon, authorities said.

Tyler Stich, 17, from Brandon was not wearing a seat belt when he was partially ejected from a passenger seat of the 1998 Ford Explorer just before 3 p.m., according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

Stich, who had been a student at the school district's South County Career Center in Ruskin, became pinned under the SUV when it rolled over on the driver's side, the Sheriff's Office said.

He died at the scene.

The Explorer was headed south on S Kings Avenue when the driver, 16-year-old Mickael Kryder, went off the road near Coppertree Circle and lost control, deputies said. A preliminary investigation showed the SUV was traveling about 35 mph.

Kryder and the five other passengers, ages 9 to 17, had minor injuries.

No charges had been filed as traffic homicide detectives continued to investigate the crash.

Teen passenger dies as SUV flips in Brandon 06/15/12 [Last modified: Saturday, June 16, 2012 12:01am]
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