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Man dies in accident; woman remains in hospital

HIGLANDS COUNTY A passenger injured in a Sunday accident in Highlands County that killed a driver remained Tuesday in Tampa General Hospital. Sarah Lynn June Staley, 25, of Delray Beach, the passenger, was listed in fair condition at Tampa General Hospital Tuesday. The accident occurred Sunday around 5:12 p.m. when the car driven by Sean Scott Giles, 32, of Delray Beach, hit a pole and flipped over, a Florida Highway Patrol spokesman said. Giles died at the scene, the spokesman said. The accident occurred near Robert McGee Road, authorities said.