A 66-year-old man lost control of his car while driving northbound on Florida’s Turnpike Saturday causing the car to leave the roadway and strike several trees killing his 59-year-old passenger, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers said the man lost control of his car after experiencing a medical episode which caused his him to drive off the roadway and strike the nearby tree line.
The driver, who was from Brazil, who was airlifted after the accident to Holmes Regional Medical Center.
The female passenger, who was also from Brazil, died on scene, troopers said.
The crash remains under investigation.