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Terence Perenich
19 July 2022

Lakeland Woman Killed in an I-275 Crash

Lakeland Woman Killed in an I-275 Crash

A woman from Lakeland and St. Petersburg man was killed in an I-275 crash that happened around 7:30 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2022, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Troopers say a 51-year-old Clearwater man looked down at his phone and failed to see stopped traffic in front of him on I-275 at the exit ramp for Veterans.

The Clearwater man was driving a pickup truck that slammed into a car, killing the driver and her passenger.

Troopers said six cars were involved in the crash, with multiple people sustaining minor injuries.