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Crash knocks out traffic lights at downtown intersection

A two-car collision at Fruitville Road and Osprey Avenue is expected to delay traffic for several hours on Wednesday.

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The Sarasota Police Department is investigating a two-vehicle crash with minor injuries at the intersection of Fruitville Road and Osprey Avenue around noon Thursday. 

The crash damaged the traffic signals, which are expected to be inoperable for seven to 12 hours, SPD said in a Twitter post.

Drivers should expect delays in the area and treat the intersection as a four-way stop.



Andrew Warfield

Andrew Warfield is the Sarasota Observer city reporter. He is a four-decade veteran of print media. A Florida native, he has spent most of his career in the Carolinas as a writer and editor, nearly a decade as co-founder and editor of a community newspaper in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

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