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Driver dies when car flips on Veterans Expressway

TAMPA — A crash on the Veterans Expressway claimed the life of a local woman Tuesday and sent four others to a hospital, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

Marilyn Boneta, 34, was driving a 1999 Mitsubishi Galant south on the Veterans Expressway near Anderson Road about 7:30 p.m. when she lost control of the car, causing it to slam into a guardrail.

The impact caused the vehicle to flip over and Boneta was ejected. A Highway Patrol report says she was not wearing a seat belt. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other occupants of the car — Jessica Sanchez, 23, Elvin Pimentel, 18, and 1-year-olds Ariana and Rudy Sanchez — were taken to St. Joseph's Hospital.

Their conditions were not available, but Highway Patrol officials said the two children were not seriously injured.

Driver dies when car flips on Veterans Expressway 05/28/08 [Last modified: Thursday, May 29, 2008 12:26pm]
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