12-Year-Old Clearwater Boy and Two Others Killed in I-75 Crash in Tampa

12-Year-Old Clearwater Boy and Two Others Killed in I-75 Crash in Tampa

Florida Highway Patrol Troopers are currently investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash that occurred in the southbound lanes of I-75 at Milepost 255, located north of the Selmon Expressway.

According to troopers, two pickup trucks were traveling southbound in adjacent lanes on I-75, just north of the Selmon Expressway. The driver of one of the pickups, a 36-year-old Clearwater man, attempted to change lanes and collided with the second truck.

The impact of the collision caused both vehicles to rotate. The pickup truck driven by the Clearwater man veered into the grass median, overturning in the process.

All occupants, including the driver (a 34-year-old Clearwater woman), a 12-year-old Clearwater boy, and a 14-year-old boy from Hillsboro, Texas, were ejected and tragically lost their lives at the crash scene. The Texas boy is currently in critical condition.

The second truck managed to come to a controlled stop in the inside emergency lane, and fortunately, no injuries were reported in that vehicle. The investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol is ongoing.

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