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Fatal wrong-way crash SB I-275 at MLK

Fatal wrong-way crash SB I-275 at MLK
Posted Friday, August 15th 2014 @ 5am

TAMPA, Fla. ( - A wrong-way driver hit an ambulance on Interstate 275 early Friday morning in Tampa, according to Florida Highway Patrol. The ambulance was not transporting any patients at the time. The wrong-way driver died on scene.

FHP troopers received the call about the wrong-way car at about 2:44 a.m. The car was a Honda Accord going west on eastbound lanes on Interstate 4 until it entered I-275. It continued north in the southbound lane.

A Transcare ambulance was going south on the highway near Floribraska Avenue when the Honda hit it head-on. The car flipped, overturned and stopped on the inside southbound shoulder. The ambulance also came to stop on the shoulder.

The Honda driver who died at the scene from his injuries was a man in his 20s to 30s. He had not been identified yet. 

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