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.