Two North Port siblings die in rollover crash
A deadly crash in North Port took the lives of two teenagers late last night.
The community is grieving in the wake of this loss. Near the crash site reads a sign that says “two sisters gained their wings and were sent home too soon”.
“They were inseparable every single time I saw them they were with each other. They were sisters and best friends. A bond that no one could break up,” said a close friend.
“There are a lot of young people who knew them and certainly the family. Our hearts go out to them. They’re dealing with a parent’s worst nightmare,” said North Port Police spokesperson Josh Taylor.
Investigators say the car lost control on North Sumter Boulevard and went airborne into a retention pond.
“It appears that this vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, hit the bridge embankment, and catapulted up. It appears to have landed on its roof, coming to a rest in the middle of that pond,” said Taylor.
An off duty officer heard the horrifying crash from his house and dove in the water.
“These are people that spend their whole lives helping people. Certainly with what was clearly a very bad accident, immediately they jump into action,” said Taylor.
Friends and family are honoring their lives with signs to never forget.
“Today just hurt so many people because they touched so many people's hearts,” said the close friend.
North Port Police will continue to investigate the cause of the crash.