Wrong-Way Crash on I-275 Leaves Two Dead

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Erik Abrahamson, J.D. June 09, 2020

Hillsborough County, FL (6/7/2020) – Two people died early Saturday morning after a head-on wrong-way crash on I-275. The crash occurred around 3:15 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-275 at mile marker 39.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 28-year-old man from Tampa was driving north in the southbound lanes of the interstate when he crashed into a car driven by a 20-year-old man from Largo. A third driver then hit debris from the initial crash.

Both the men involved in the initial collision were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The third driver, a man from Clearwater, didn’t sustain any injuries. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident and have not stated whether alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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Source: Tampa Bay Reporter