CLEARWATER — An Apollo Beach woman died early Sunday morning after she lost control of her vehicle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Silvia Ratton, 21, was driving a Mitsubishi sport utility vehicle east at about 2:45 a.m. on Ulmerton Road approaching 40th Street N when, for an unknown reason, she lost control, the patrol said. The SUV began to rotate, overturned several times and left the roadway, striking a sign and then a light pole.
Ratton, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle during the crash, the patrol said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident is under investigation.