Punta Gorda teen dies after car slams into a tree off of I-75 entrance ramp

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An 18-year-old died early Sunday morning when the vehicle he was riding in ran off the entrance ramp to I-75 and slammed into a tree.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, around 3:00 a.m. Muhammed Memon, 18, from Punta Gorda was a passenger in a BMW with Yusuf Memon, 28, when the car ran off the I-75 entrance ramp at SR-681 and collided with a tree on the passenger side of the car.

Yusef was left with serious injuries from the crash.

An investigation is underway to determine what caused the car to swerve off the road.



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