Woman dies after car strikes utility pole in Leesburg

LEESBURG, Fla. — An Ocala woman died early Monday in a vehicle crash along U.S. 27 in Lake County, the Leesburg Police Department said.


Around 12:45 a.m., officers responded to the area of U.S. 441 and U.S. 27 and found that a car had struck a power pole.

Police determined that the 2012 Hyundai had been traveling northbound on U.S. 27 when the driver lost control and impacted the pole.

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Leesburg police said the driver, Enock Sulfa, 40, of Ocala, had two passengers with him at the time of the crash.

Larousse Telfort, 64, and his wife Maria Seraphin-Telfort, 66, both of Ocala, were rushed to a hospital to be treated for their injuries.

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Police said Seraphin-Telfort did not survive.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, according to Leesburg police.

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