Driver cited after passenger killed in DeSoto County crash

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Photo by AP.

A Port Charlotte man was cited Thursday evening after a crash left his passenger dead in DeSoto County.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the driver was headed north on Kings Highway, south of CR-761, when he lost control of his car, which collided with a guardrail and overturned.

The passenger, identified as a 23-year-old Port Charlotte man, was ejected and died at the scene.

The driver, also a 23-year-old Port Charlotte man, was cited with careless driving involving a death, which carries a mandatory court appearance.

The crash happened shortly before 8:30 p.m.

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