LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The Florida Highway Patrol tells WINK News two teenage boys are at Lee Memorial Hospital in serious and critical condition after they lost control of the Jetta they were driving on I-75 Saturday afternoon.
Troopers say the accident happened near mile marker 126, near Alico Road, in the southbound lanes of I-75 at about 1:45 p.m. Saturday.
Julio Torres III, 18 and passenger Joneydy Jaime, 19, both of Tampa, were traveling south in the southbound lanes of I-75 when for an unknown reason, Torres over-corrected to the right and lost control.
The car continued southwest across the outside lane of I-75, went off the shoulder, hit a tree and was launched into the air. Jaime was ejected. The car came to a final rest near the tree with Torres partly pinned under the vehicle.
Torres was flown by Med Flight to Lee Memorial Hospital and is listed in critical condition and Jaime was taken by ambulance to Lee Memorial Hospital where he is listed in serious condition.
Troopers say charges are pending but both boys were wearing their seat belts and alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.
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