A car heading the wrong way on interstate 275 in Tampa crashed into a semi truck Sunday.
The violent head on crash killed all three including two passengers and the driver of the car. Florida Highway Patrol identified the victims as Gabrielle and Lakritra Lanier from Tampa and John Pierson from Riverview.
Troopers said the truck had been hauling oil products and the driver of the truck was unharmed in the crash.
FHP is investigating whether or not alcohol was involved. Since February of 2014 there have been four wrong way crashes on I- 275, all with fatalities.
The results from the lab are not expected for at least six weeks.
Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash between a pick up truck and a scooter Thursday night.
The crash happened at approximately 6:30 when the rider of a motor scooter was heading east on Laurel Road. At the intersection of Laurel Road and the Legacy Trail a Toyota pickup truck was stopped yielding to traffic.
The scooter, being driven by Alan E. Pope a fifty three year old, crashed into the back of the pickup truck. Pope was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
First responders arrived at the scene and Pope was pronounced dead by EMS.The driver of the pickup truck, Andrew Nicol from North Port was not hurt in the crash.
An official from the Florida Highway Patrol announced the driver of a tractor-trailer was killed as a result of crashing into a pole in Sarasota.
Witnesses stated to FHP deputies that the crash happened around 8a.m. when the truck was driving on Derek Avenue heading toward McIntosh road. The truck crashed into a pole causing power lines to fall to the trailer.
FPL had to cut power to the lines before the victim, described as a man in his 60s could be given medical treatment.
The driver was taken to Doctors Hospital in Sarasota where he was pronounced dead at approximately 9 in the morning.
FHP said no other vehicles or people were involved in the accident though it remains under investigation.
Florida Highway patrol reported a hit-and-run crash on Tamiami trail close to the Sarasota-Bradenton international air port (SRQ) has caused lane closures.
The crash occurred shortly after 1:38 in the afternoon close to Pearl Avenue. The southbound lanes were closed and all southbound traffic had to be diverted by police.
No information has been released about the hit and run driver or if any injuries were caused by the crash.
Manatee County Sheriffs office reported a fifteen year old boy drove off with father’s car causing 4 crashes in Bradenton.
The Sheriff’s office stated that deputies approached the driver of a vehicle involved in a crash in Bradenton at First Street East and U.S. 301 when the driver of the car took off as the officer came to speak to the drivers.
The Sheriff’s office deputy pursued the driver of the car heading south until the driver crashed into a power pole in the 5100 block of 15th Street East.
At the crash scene the deputy discovered the hit-and-run driver was a fifteen year old boy. The boy was injured in the accident and taken to the hospital for treatment.
The Sheriff’s office then learned of three other crashes caused by the fifteen year old. One of the crashes also in Bradenton, injured a 38-year old that was taken to the hospital for treatment. The other accidents had not resulted in injuries or they were not reported.
Both the boy and his father has stated the boy took the car without permission. The Manatee Sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate the incident.
Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal accident Thursday on Interstate 75 in Manatee County.
The crash occurred in a rural area near mile marker 234 after one o’clock in the afternoon. Witnesses told Troopers that a 2009 Ford F-150 pickup truck smashed into the back of a tractor-trailer south of Sun City Center.
Other drivers were forced to stop because of the crash and attempted to give CPR to the driver of the Ford while waiting for EMS.
The force of the crash was too much however and proved fatal for the driver of the pick up truck.
It has not yet been released why the truck crashed into semi and FHP has not yet released the identity of the driver.