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Woman dies in single-vehicle accident in Manatee County on I-75

MANATEE— A 42-year-old Wesley Chapel woman died about 11:29 a.m. Sunday in a single-car accident when she swerved to avoid a tire on Interstate 75 near County Road 6, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

When the driver, identified as Lizza Blunt, over-corrected, she lost control of the 2001 Ford SUV. The vehicle overturned into the median of the highway, coming to rest upright.

A 27-year-old passenger in the SUV suffered serious injuries. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center.

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