Published: Jan 02, 2012 7:13 PM EST
Updated: Jan 02, 2012 8:36 PM EST

 

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.-- Investigators say it was before 5:00 a.m. when a blue Mitsubishi came around the bend on state road 31 at Farabee Road and lost control.

The car took out two trees and flew clear over a fence on the side of the road.

"We're looking at a 90 plus mph accident here. We'll do the speed analysis to determine exactly how fast he was going... the vehicle went airborne all the way across Farabee Road," said Sgt. Owen Keen with Florida Highway Patrol.

The driver was killed in the crash and partially ejected from the vehicle. It was several hours later when the property owner noticed the mangled car and called 911.

This isn't the first time someone has lost their life on this intersection. One of the trees that was snapped in half in this accident bears a cross indicating a previous fatal accident just over one year ago.

"It's a bad intersection. There's a lot of traffic in and out of here a lot of agricultural traffic. There are homes that live back here. And its in a curve. That's the big problem," Keen continued.

The victim hasn't been identified, only described as a 20-25 year old male. The car is registered in South Carolina so troopers suspect he might not be from the area.