Two Dead in Fiery I-275 Crash
Speed appears to have been a factor in the single-car crash on the I-275 exit ramp to the Courtney Campbell Causeway, according to Tampa police.
TAMPA – Two people are dead after a crash early this morning (Dec. 24) on the I-275 exit ramp to the westbound Courtney Campbell Causeway, according to the Tampa Police Department.
Both the driver and his passenger died at the scene. The driver was identified as Tong Lee, 34. His passenger has been tentatively identified as his wife, Allyce Reetz, also 34. The Medical Examiner will make a final determination as to the identity of the passenger. Both Mr. Lee and Ms. Reetz were from Clearwater.
The crash happened about 2:11 a.m. Police said Mr. Lee was driving a 2016 Toyota Camry on Memorial Highway trying to travel west on the Courtney Campbell. He was unable to negotiate the curve in the road and the Toyota left the roadway and hit the overpass. The car burst into flames upon impact.
Mr. Lee was able to crawl out of the car, but succumbed to his injuries. Ms. Reetz also succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash.
Speed appears to have been a factor in the crash, police said.
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