Truck Accident Kills Hillsborough Businessman Lance Ringhaver

Florida Highway Patrol announced prominent businessman and philanthropist Land Ringhaver was killed during a collision with a semi truck.

Local business man credited with helping to bring the Tampa Bay Rays and one of the original team owners was killed during an accident with a tractor trailer.

The crash occurred just after 8:30 p.m. in Palm River-Clair Mel as seventy six year old Lance Ringhaver from Apollo Beach drove southbound in the center lane of U.S. 41 in his Infiniti sedan.

At the same time thirty-eight year old Tampa truck driver Isbel Guzman was attempting to make a U-turn across U.S. 41. Guzman failed to complete the turn which blocked the oncoming lanes with the semi trailer.

Ringhaver did not have time to avoid the collision and the luxury sport sedan slammed into the trailer becoming pinned under the truck.

Guzman was cited by authorities for failing to yield right of way.

Motorcycle vs Pick Up Hit-and-Run Injures Rider

A hit and run motorcycle crash involving a pick up truck is being investigated by Police in Tampa.

Authorities have stated that the crash took place close to the intersection of West Sligh Avenue and North Rome Avenue. Just prior to 9:00 p.m. a motorcyclist riding on N Rome Ave. was hit by a pickup truck.

After colliding with  motorcyclist, the driver of the pickup continued down N Rome Avenue fleeing the crash scene.

The motorcyclist was transported to a hospital in Tampa by the fire department.

Tampa Police are investigating the hit-and-run and have asked anyone with knowledge of the crash to call them at 813-931-6500.

Two Car Crash Kills Man In Tampa

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced an accident on Fletcher resulted in the death of an 83 year old man.

The crash took place when fifty year old Merminia Rodriguez from Tampa, traveled east in the left lane of Fletcher Avenue.  As Rodriguez entered the left turn lane driving a Chevy Tahoe she failed to yield to eighty three year old Eddy Ramos. Rodriguez full-sized SUV crashed into Ramos Toyota as Rodriguez turned into the intersection.

The force of the crash mortally injured Rodriguez and he later died at the hospital.

Police said that drugs and alcohol were not a factor and that charges were pending.

Car Accident On 40th Street In Tampa Killes One

Tampa Fire Rescue responded to a car crash at 40th Street Sunday.

The crash took place shortly after 3 in the afternoon on the private property of Schwend, Inc. after a car apparently speeding down 40th Street crashed through a fence at the perimeter of the property and smashed into the back of a trailer.

The car was carrying three occupants including a 12-year old boy, an adult male and a woman. The female was killed by the force of the crash and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car, a middle aged man was taken to Tampa Memorial Hospital for treatment. The 12-year old was released after treatment of minor injures.

All occupant of the car were wearing seatbelts during the crash, however none of the occupants have been identified yet.

I-75 Blocked by Fatal Truck Crash Near Tampa

The northbound lanes of I-75 have been blocked by a major accident just north of Fowler Ave. involving a pair of tractor-trailer trucks and two passenger cars. Officials has closed the I-75 northbound lanes causing a large traffic snarl continuing for miles and includes the Southbound lanes.

Adding to the slowdown FHP has had to use on of the Southbound lanes to allow the northbound traffic already stuck a route around the accident while the incoming northbound traffic has been detoured to Fowler Avenue.

Florida Highway Patrol has stated the accident was caused near 2.pm.when a semi truck crashed through a jersey barrier wall protecting a construction area. After the truck had broken through the barrier it struck the median and burst into flames killing the driver of the truck.

FHP has not released additional details about the crash yet.