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Zephyrhills crash victim identified as 15-year-old Clearwater girl

ZEPHYRHILLS — Authorities on Monday identified the victim of a fatal car accident early Saturday as 15-year-old Holly Robbins of Clearwater.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, which is investigating the accident, Robbins was a front-seat passenger in a 2002 Chevrolet driven by Leah Nicole Slagle, 18, of Dade City.

At about 2:50 a.m., Slagle was eastbound on Wire Road when she drove onto the shoulder near U.S. 301. When Slagle tried to steer back onto the road, she overcorrected and drove into a ditch before hitting a tree, according to a preliminary crash report.

Robbins, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Slagle, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa in critical condition. A hospital spokesperson said there was no information available on Slage's condition.

The investigation is ongoing. According to the report, alcohol may have been a factor and charges are pending.

Zephyrhills crash victim identified as 15-year-old Clearwater girl 06/28/10 [Last modified: Monday, June 28, 2010 6:29pm]

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