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Port Richey woman killed in Lutz single-car crash

A Port Richey woman was killed Saturday afternoon when she lost control of her car and crashed into a utility pole in Lutz.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 21-year-old Brandi Schley was driving a 2009 Mitsubishi Galant westbound on State Road 54, west of Old County Road 54, around 4:45 p.m. when she lost control for unknown reasons.

Schley drove onto the shoulder of the road before striking the utility pole, the FHP said.

Schley died at the scene, the FHP said. A passenger, 25-year-old Thomas Schley of New Port Richey, was transported to Bayonet Point Hospital with serious injuries.

Investigators are determining whether alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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