Hillsborough deputies: Two dead after car slammed into tree; alcohol suspected to be a factor

The crash happened at about 10 p.m. Saturday night in Ruskin.
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Published April 14
Updated April 14

Two are dead after a car swerved off the road and ran into a tree in Hillsborough County Saturday night.

According to a news release from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the driver of a black 2014 Dodge Journey was headed eastbound on Shell Point Road in Ruskin at about 10 p.m. The driver, whom authorities did not name, rode with a passenger.

The Dodge "veered off the roadway" and into a tree, the release said. Both the driver and the passenger were killed by the impact.

Alcohol is suspected to have played a role in the accident, the release said.

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