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FHP: Teen drives 114 mph before crash kills 2 people in Wesley Chapel

A 52-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman who were riding in an SUV died following a crash in January.

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — Two people were killed in a crash on Jan. 19 in Wesley Chapel after a teen driver was speeding, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP released an update Saturday reporting the teen involved in a deadly crash back in January was driving 114 mph while making multiple lane changes just before the crash happened.

The crash happened just before 3 p.m. on State Road 56 at Lajuana Boulevard.

Troopers say the driver of an SUV, a 52-year-old man, and his passenger, a 56-year-old woman, were heading east on State Road 56 approaching Lajuana Boulevard. At the intersection, the driver turned left into the path of a car driven by a 17-year-old boy.

The impact was enough to overturn the couple's SUV, throwing the driver from the vehicle. His passenger had been wearing a seatbelt and was found to have been removed from the SUV by a passerby, troopers said in a later crash report.

Both died at the scene, while the 17-year-old suffered serious injuries.

The teen was delivered to the Pasco County Jail following his arrest.

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