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Chris Schneider
14 April 2022

Four-Vehicle Crash Kills Two on U.S. 301

Fiery crash on U.S. 301

On Thursday morning, a four-vehicle crash kills two on U.S. 301 and seriously injured two others, Florida troopers said.

A 32-year-old Tampa woman drove her SUV over the highway’s centerline for an unknown reason and crashed into a pickup truck heading north. The SUV flipped over, and the pickup caught fire on the shoulder of the highway.

A semi-trailer crashed into the flipped SUV and sideswiped a fourth vehicle. A hit a pedestrian who tried helping the crash victims was also struck by the semi-trailer, troopers said.

The SUV driver died at the scene, and the pedestrian who tried to help the crash victims–a 53-year-old Pennsylvania man–was airlifted to a hospital and died Thursday morning.

The driver and passenger of the pickup, whose identities are unknown to troopers, were airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries. The semi-driver, a 69-year-old Port Charlotte man, sustained minor injuries in the crash. The pickup truck driver who was sideswiped, was not injured.