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One teen killed, another injured in Land O’ Lakes crash

Published:   |   Updated: November 16, 2013 at 10:53 AM

A 19-year-old man is dead and another is seriously injured after a single-vehicle crash in Land O’ Lakes.

The driver lost control of a 1991 Toyota Celica and drove off of State Road 54 near Oakstead Boulevard at about 3 a.m. Saturday, causing the car to roll several times, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The passenger in the car, Joshua Graciani, of Land O’ Lakes, died at the scene, troopers said.

The driver, Ron Hakeem Richards, 19, of Lutz, was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in critical condition, troopers said.

The reason Richards lost control of the car is unknown, troopers said.

Graciani was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, troopers said.