Two Teens Die In Lakewood Ranch Crash

Two teenagers died after an early morning crash on Lakewood Ranch Boulevard Saturday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred at 5 a.m. on Lakewood Ranch Boulevard north of Clubhouse Drive. Brendan Shreve, 17, was driving a 2012 Mercedes C350 and failed to negotiate a turn. This caused the Mercedes to hit the center median curb and slide into the median. It then hit a tree and the rear part of the car separated on impact. The rear of the Mercedes traveled into the southbound lanes of Lakewood Ranch Boulevard.

Shreve and 15-year-old Jared Duran were pronounced dead at the scene. Speed may have been a factor in the crash, according to FHP. The investigation continues.