Two Teens Thrown from Car in Hillsborough Crash
Florida Highway Patrol troopers said they found marijuana and alcoholic beverages in the car.
HILLSBOROUGH – Two teens were seriously injured and two others received minor injuries in a single-car crash this morning (Jan. 17), the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Tyler A. Wilkinson, 18, of Lithia, and Keeley Nicole Faircloth, 19, of Riverview, were seriously injured. Neither one was wearing a seat belt, troopers said. Amanda Evelyn Bohn, 17, of Riverview, received minor injuries. All three were taken to Tampa General Hospital. Michael Wayne Osborne, 18, of Riverview, also received minor injuries but was not taken to a hospital.
The crash happened about 12:34 a.m. on the southbound Gibsonton Drive exit ramp of I-75. Troopers said a 2004 Nissan Maxima driven by WIlkinson was headed south on I-75 at speeds approaching 130 mph with no headlights when it passed an FHP trooper in an unmarked vehicle. The trooper went to stop the Nissan as it exited to Gibsonton.
Once on the exit ramp, Wilkinson lost control of the Nissan, which left the roadway onto the outside shoulder. The Nissan overturned multiple times along the shoulder before colliding with the tree line and a utility pole, troopers said. As the Nissan overturned, WIlkinson and Faircloth were thrown out of the car. Troopers said they found marijuana and alcoholic beverages inside the Nissan.
The crash closed the exit ramp until about 3 a.m.
Charges are pending, troopers said.
For information about the Florida Highway Patrol, go to flhsmv.gov.
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