Two Teens Killed in Riverview Traffic Crash
The driver ran a red light. The other driver was not injured.
RIVERVIEW – Two teens died Wednesday in a traffic crash caused when the teen driver ran a red light at a Riverview intersection, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
The names of the teens were not released.
The crash happened about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 23) at the intersection of Valley Dale Drive and Progress Boulevard in Riverview.
Deputies said a black two-door Honda driven by an 18 year old was traveling north on Valley Dale Drive when it ran a red light at the Progress Boulevard intersection. A Ford F-250 pickup truck traveling west on Progress was unable to stop and struck the Honda, killing its driver and 15-year-old passenger. The driver of the pick-up truck was not injured.
“We extend our deepest condolences to the families of these young victims that are facing a parent’s worst nightmare,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “This is the third traffic accident this month where teens have lost their lives. We urge parents to talk to their teens about safety on the roadways and remind our young drivers to be cautious and fully aware of the responsibility that lies in their hands the moment they get behind the wheel. One bad decision can lead to tragedy.”
Traffic homicide detectives continue to piece together the circumstances surrounding the crash. Anyone who witnessed it or has information relevant to the investigation is asked to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at (813) 247-8200.
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