Teen survives Lake County crash that killed man, woman

FHP identifies victims as Juan Cruz, Kristi Cruz

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LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A man and woman were killed Thanksgiving night in a crash in Lake County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The FHP said Juan Melendez Cruz, 51, of Kissimmee, and Kristi Cruz, 42, of Groveland, died in the single-vehicle wreck, which happened around 7:10 p.m. on County Road 474 near Yancey Road.

Troopers said Juan Cruz was driving a 2007 Honda Accord east on C.R. 474 when he lost control of the car for an unknown reason. The car left the road and overturned, with the roof striking a tree, the FHP said.

The victims, who were not wearing seat belts, were pronounced dead at the scene.

A 15-year-old boy, however, survived the crash and was treated and released from a hospital, the FHP said.

The crash is under investigation.