Merritt Island man killed in rollover crash in Cocoa

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash in Cocoa Thursday that left a man dead and another injured.

Troopers were called to the intersection of U.S. Highway 1 and Cidco Road just after 3 p.m. for reports of a single car crash.

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According to FHP, the driver, identified only as a 19-year-old man from Merritt Island, was southbound on US 1 when he lost control and hit a median.

Troopers say the driver overcorrected and ended up hitting a curb, causing his 2006 Subaru Impreza to begin flipping.

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The car eventually came to a stop after the drivers side collided with a fence and a tree.

The driver died at the scene, according to FHP.

A passenger, also identified as a 19-year-old man from Merritt Island, was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries.

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The investigation into what caused to the driver to lose control is ongoing.

According to an FHP crash report, neither the driver nor his passenger were wearing their seatbelts.

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