MANATEE COUNTY — Two teenagers died Saturday evening in a two-car accident on State Road 64, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.
According to the report, Chase Conyer, 17, of Manatee County was driving west on S.R. 64 about 7:38 p.m., in the left turn lane near Pope Road, in a Honda Accord. At the same time, Dallas Gross, 39, of Lake Placid, Florida, was driving east on S.R. 64 in the left lane in a Dodge pickup truck. Apparently, Conyer failed to see Gross and attempted to make a left turn in her path. As a result, the two vehicles collided.
Conyer and his passenger, Matthew Powers, 15, of Manatee County, died at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash.
Dallas Gross suffered minor injuries. Her passenger, Ayla Gross, 12, of Lake Placid, Florida, suffered critical injuries and was taken to John Hopkins All Childrens Hospital.