18-year-old dies after falling off car she was sitting on in Lehigh Acres

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Car involved in crash along Maple Avenue North near E. Penn Road. in Lehigh Acres Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Credit: Florida Highway Patrol.

Florida Highway Patrol responded to a deadly, single-vehicle crash that killed an 18-year-old woman in a Lehigh Acres neighborhood Wednesday evening.

According to FHP, three teenage girls were in a car traveling southbound on Maple Street N., just north of East Penn Road. The driver was 15 years old and a passenger in the car was 17 years old.

The 18-year-old was riding on the outside of the car on top of the trunk just after 6 p.m. She fell off the car and onto the road on Maple Street. She was taken to the hospital and died of her injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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