Police Investigate Fatal Red Light Crash
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When: 6-9-12 @ 3:12 pm
Where: I-4 E/B off ramp at Columbus Dr
Deceased Driver(93 Blk-Ford P/U Fl. Tag J86LSU): H/M Mr. Ramon J. Ortiz-Velazquez, d.o.b: 11/26/70, 11523 Bay Gardens Loop, Riverview, FL 33569
Second vehicle: (01 Tan-Buick Fl. Tag 3783JC): Driver-B/M, Iziah D. Wyche, 02/02/89, 7608 Pine Hill Dr., Temple Terrace, Fl. 33617(Minor injuries)
Third vehicle: (06 Silver-Scion Fl. Tag V433NC): Driver-H/F Nina Clark, 05/26/86, 7416 Thomas Way, Tpa, FL (No injuries)
A three vehicle traffic crash occurred at the intersection of Columbus Dr. E. and the I-4 E/B off ramp. The driver of the pickup truck was traveling SE on Columbus Dr E. The driver ran the red light and was struck on the passenger side by a 4DR Buick that was traveling EB coming off of the I-4 East off ramp. The truck rolled several times and struck the vertical traffic light support post trapping the driver inside. The Buick also spun and struck a third vehicle, which was stopped WB vehicle(Silver-Scion) on Columbus Dr. E. The driver of the truck suffered a fatal injury. Tampa Fire responded but could not assist the driver as he was already deceased. The driver of the Buick was transported to the hospital by a family member for a minor injury. The third driver did not sustain any injury. Detective S. Hinsz responded with traffic reconstructionists for further investigation. The next of kin was notified. The Medical Examiner took possession of the deceased driver.