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Troopers: Car went airborne in Perry, crashed into tree

Posted at 11:22 AM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 11:41:30-04

TAYLOR COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Two 21 year olds are in critical condition after their car launched into the air and crashed into a tree in Perry, throwing one of the riders through the front windowshield.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash happened Monday around 10:14 p.m. on U.S. 27.

They say a 2013 Hyundai Sonata was traveling west when the car crossed into the eastbound lane and traveled into a ditch for unknown reasons. While in the ditch, the car hit a concrete drain pipe and went airborne.

After the car landed, it kept going and hit a tree. Troopers say the car began to spin counterclockwise, throwing the front passenger out through the front windowshield.

Both people were taken to Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare in critical condition. The victims, one man from Mayo and one woman from Perry, have been identified, though we are choosing to withold their names as FHP investigates.