5 killed in 2 Tampa Bay area crashes
August 06, 2012 20:40 GMT
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say five people are dead following two Tampa Bay area vehicle crashes.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 22-year-old Joshua Brock and his infant son Jason were traveling north on U.S. 98 in Pasco County Sunday night when Brock veered into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a semitrailer. Brock, his son and the semi driver, 56-year-old Leslie Blanton, all died at the scene. FHP says Blanton’s husband, Michael, was suffered minor injuries.
Earlier Sunday evening, FHP says 81-year-old Albert Friedman was driving north on U.S. 19 in Hudson. He swerved into a sedan on his right, causing both vehicles to spin out, overturn and hit a light pole. The driver and passenger in the other car — 44-year-old Bridgette Ewing and 44-year-old Vincent Dicristo respectively — died in the crash. Friedman was hospitalized with serious injuries.