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East County Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022 1 week ago

Lakewood Ranch Boulevard accident Wednesday leads to at least one fatality, closes lanes

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Lakewood Ranch Boulevard northbound lanes closed between Wood Fern Trail and Gatewood Drive as traffic detours through shopping plaza.
by: Jay Heater Managing Editor

Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies currently (1 p.m., Wednesday) are assisting the Florida Highway Patrol with a traffic crash on Lakewood Ranch Boulevard that led to a fatality.

The crash between a car and a motorcycle occurred on the northbound lanes of Lakewood Ranch Boulevard between Wood Fern Trail and Gatewood Drive. Those northbound lanes are shut down for an investigation with a detour through the nearby shopping plaza in place.

The southbound lanes are open.

Further details will be issued by the Florida Highway Patrol as they become available.

 

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