A Port Charlotte woman was killed in a four-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon in Sarasota, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The 41-year-old was driving an SUV going northbound on I-75 near mile marker 189 around 4:30 p.m. along with three other vehicles.
The front of the woman’s SUV collided with the rear of the other vehicles: a van and two SUVs. The woman’s SUV then traveled off of the roadway, striking multiple trees and shrubbery. She was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.
The woman was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital via Bay Flight where she was pronounced dead.
The drivers and passengers of the other three vehicles were uninjured.
The crash remains under investigation.
The Florida Highway Patrol no longer releases the names of crash victims, citing Marsy’s Law.