Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

FHP identifies driver killed in wrong-way crash on I-275

Edward Jose Duran, 23, was killed Friday as he was driving the wrong way on Interstate 275 in Tampa and collided with an ambulance. Duran died at the scene. No patients were being transported by the ambulance and two attendants suffered minor injuries.

Courtesy of Bay News 9

Edward Jose Duran, 23, was killed Friday as he was driving the wrong way on Interstate 275 in Tampa and collided with an ambulance. Duran died at the scene. No patients were being transported by the ambulance and two attendants suffered minor injuries.

TAMPA — The Florida Highway Patrol has identified the driver who was killed early Friday in the third wrong-way crash on Interstate 275 this year.

The driver was Edward Jose Duran, 23, of Green Ridge Drive in Tampa, the FHP said Saturday. Investigators said Duran was driving his 1997 Honda Accord the wrong way at about 2:45 a.m., against southbound traffic, north of downtown and struck an ambulance with two attendants. There were no patients in the ambulance.

Duran died at the scene and the two people in the ambulance suffered minor injuries.

The FHP said Duran was probably under the influence of alcohol or drugs, as were the two wrong-way drivers earlier this year. Blood tests are pending.

Duran, who was not carrying any identification, had started driving the wrong way on the interstate minutes before the fatal crash, FHP said. Drivers called 911, but Duran crashed into the ambulance just north of Floribraska Avenue.

The crash remains under investigation.

FHP identifies driver killed in wrong-way crash on I-275 08/16/14 [Last modified: Saturday, August 16, 2014 8:53pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. William Shatner, 'Vampire Diaries' and 'Stranger Things' stars coming to Tampa for MegaCon

    Blogs

    If you were disappointed when William Shatner canceled his appearance at last year's inaugural MegaCon Tampa, cheer up: Star Trek's original captain is scheduled to appear at this year's MegaCon Tampa, running Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at the Tampa Convention Center, …

    William Shatner is scheduled to appear at Megacon Tampa.
  2. William Shatner, 'Vampire Diaries' and 'Stranger Things' stars coming to Tampa for MegaCon

    Blogs

    If you were disappointed when William Shatner canceled his appearance at last year's inaugural MegaCon Tampa, cheer up: Star Trek's original captain is scheduled to appear at this year's MegaCon Tampa, running Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at the Tampa Convention Center, …

    William Shatner is scheduled to appear at Megacon Tampa.
  3. During the St. Petersburg sewage crisis, the city's ancient sewer system released about 200 million gallons of sewage into local watersways, spurring state and federal investigations. [EVE EDELHEIT   |   Times]
  4. Longtime Tarpon Springs fire chief is retiring

    Fire

    TARPON SPRINGS — Sept. 6 will be fire Chief Richard Butcher's last day after seven years as chief and 39 years in the city's fire department. He formally submitted his decision to retire on July 6. On July 11, the Tarpon Springs board of commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of Deputy Fire Chief Scott …

    Tarpon Springs Fire Chief Richard Butcher is retiring after 39 years at the fire department. [Courtesy of Tarpon Springs]
  5. Florida prisons have toilet paper, but they're not supplying it to some inmates

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — The four wings of Florida's Tomoka Correctional Institution's E cell block is home to some of the prison's most menacing inmates. They have arrived there because of administrative and disciplinary problems but, in addition to restricting them to confined, two-man cells, the prison also deprives them …

    Rep. David Richardson, D- Miami Beach, continues to find shocking lapses in how state prisons treat inmates. [SCOTT KEELER | Tampa Bay Times]