Florida teenager dies from electrocution during storm

A 17-year-old girl died on Sunday due to electrocution during a strong storm that came through Central Florida.

The victim, who was not named, was driving in Spring Hill just north of Tampa when her car struck a downed power line and caught on fire. When she exited the vehicle, she stepped on the line and was electrocuted to death, Florida Highway Patrol told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

On Sunday, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office released an online statement warning residents about downed power lines near Spring Hill, where medics pronounced the girl dead at the scene.

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