The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating a crash that left one person dead Saturday morning.
The crash happened at S. McCall Road and Gillot Boulevard at 8:56 a.m. The vehicle crashed into a canal, killing Travis W. Becker, 48, of Port Charlotte. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle, the FHP said.
For unknown reasons, Becker’s Dodge Ram went off the roadway hitting a curb, metal guardrail and overturned in shallow water in a wooded area, according to FHP. Becker died at the scene.
Eastbound outside lane on McCall Road is blocked. Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible and seek an alternative route.
The crash remains under investigation.
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