17-year-old Florida girl electrocuted after stepping on downed power line while trying to escape burning car

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HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Strong storms in Florida Sunday knocked a tree onto a 17-year-old girl’s car in Spring Hill. When she tried to get out of the vehicle, she was electrocuted by downed power lines.

The incident occurred on Evenglow Avenue, which has been closed due to downed the power lines and a fire that ignited during the incident.

Hernando County Fire Rescue said the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Firefighters are urging everyone to avoid the area until further notice.

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