A man died in Manatee County after being involved in a multi-car collision just after 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

  • A man died Thursday night in a multi-vehicle collision
  • Accident happened just after 8:30 p.m. at 14th St W. and 53rd Ave W.
  • Others were also injured

The crash happened at 14th Street West and 53rd Avenue West, according to troopers, when Vanessa Benavides, 22, made a left turn into the path of a 17-year-old driving a 2005 Chevy Silverado.

In the bed of the truck was a tire, which troopers say launched into the air, smashing into the front of a Nissan Titan.

According to reports, Benavides’ male passenger did not survive the accident. The passenger side of her Dodge Charger took the brunt of the impact. A 17-year-old passenger in her vehicle was also seriously injured. Her third passenger only suffered minor injuries.

Everyone else involved in the crash suffered minor or no injuries.