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.