Two teens die in Manatee crash

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – Two teenagers died after an early morning crash on Lakewood Ranch Boulevard early Saturday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

It happened at about 5 a.m. on northbound Lakewood Ranch Boulevard north of Clubhouse Drive. Brendan Shreve, 17, was driving a 2012 Mercedes C350 and failed to negotiate the turn. The Mercedes hit the center median curb and went sliding into the median. It hit a tree and the rear part of the car separated on impact. The rear of the Mercedes traveled into the southbound lanes of Lakewood Ranch Boulevard.

Shreve and his passenger 15-year-old Jared Duran were pronounced dead at the scene. According to FHP the speed may have been a factor in this crash. The investigation continues. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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