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2-Month-Old Boy Among Victims of Dump Truck Crash on I-75 in Tampa, Florida


August 12, 2019

TAMPA, FL. – According to an online news report posted at usnews.com, a 2-month-old boy was among the victims of a dump truck crash that happened on Interstate 75 in Tampa, Florida. The boy and a man were tragically killed in the accident, and three other people were injured, according to the news report. The injured persons included two other children.* 

The accident happened somewhere on I-75 in Tampa. No mile marker or exit name was provided in the report, so it is not clear where the crash occurred. The report also does not say on which side of the interstate the accident took place. Florida Highway Patrol and U.S. News report that a dump truck was traveling on the interstate, approaching slowed traffic. 

Troopers say the dump truck failed to slow down and ended up crashing into two cars in front of it. The dump truck then rolled over another car and hit several more before coming to a stop. The accident involved a total of nine vehicles, including the dump truck. The name of the company owning the dump truck was not provided in the report, and the dump truck driver was not identified.

U.S. News reports that two people in the car that the dump truck rolled over were fatally injured. The driver, identified as a 46-year-old man, tragically died at the scene, according to the report. U.S. News further reports an infant passenger, age 2 months, was transported to a hospital in Tampa, where he tragically died from his injuries the following day.

U.S. News also reports that three other people, including an adult driver and two juvenile passengers, ages 4 and 10, were injured. It is not clear if they were taken to a hospital for treatment or were treated at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

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Source:https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/florida/articles/2019-08-08/man-infant-killed-in-dump-truck-crash-on-florida-highway

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