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Troopers: Fiery crash kills 3 in Pasco County

Denton Avenue was closed between Chief Drive and Matis Road for several hours.
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HUDSON, Fla. — Three people were killed in a crash late Tuesday in Pasco County.

It happened just before 10 p.m. on Denton Avenue, according to Pasco County Fire Rescue.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, the car was driving "at a high rate of speed" when the driver lost control. The car left the roadway and hit the guardrail, overturning several times, troopers say. 

Both passengers, were ejected from the car, FHP says. Neither were wearing a seatbelt, according to a release. 

Troopers say the driver remained trapped inside the car, which caught on fire. 

All three people died at the scene of the crash.

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