A car accident took the lives of two teenagers late Wednesday night in a rollover crash. The black 2010 Honda Accord careened into a pond off Sumter Boulevard in North Port.
Port Police Department, units responded to a rollover crash in the pond at northbound Sumter Boulevard just north of Lorri Circle around 10:20 p.m. An off-duty NPPD officer heard the crash from his house and entered the water with the North Port Fire Department, but their efforts to free the entrapped occupants, a 17-year-old driver and their 16-year-old passenger, were unsuccessful.
NPFD pronounced the teenagers dead at 10:52 p.m. An investigation showed that the car entered the curve at a high rate of speed, flying off the bridge railing and landing upside down into the pond.
The investigation is ongoing.