Another Deadly Wrongway Crash In Florida On I-275
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.
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Bernard F. Walsh graduated from the University of South Florida before receiving his law degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1978. During law school, he was selected to serve as a research clerk and intern for a Federal Judge and the U.S. Attorney's Office. He was awarded The National Book Awards for Constitutional Law and Professional Responsibility during law school.
Bernard Walsh devoted the next three years to trial work for the State of Florida. This provided him with the opportunity to concentrate on his trial abilities, with numerous high profile trials concerning serious felony crimes. Since 1982, he has exclusively practiced personal injury law and helped accident victims in and beyond Sarasota and Manatee Counties in Florida.
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