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St. Pete woman killed after striking pole, tree on I-275

The crash occurred Monday morning north of 54th Avenue South, the Highway Patrol said.
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Published Oct. 8

ST. PETERSBURG — A driver was killed Monday morning when she left the roadway along Interstate 275 in St. Petersburg and struck a light pole and a tree, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash occurred as Laquanda Nicole George, 42, was driving north on I-275 about 7:20 a.m., north of 54th Avenue South, the Highway Patrol said.

George lost control of the 2000 Mercury Marquis she was driving, veered onto the outside shoulder and collided with the pole and the tree.

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