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FHP identifies Wimauma man killed in March 19 crash

TAMPA — Authorities identified man Monday who was killed in single-car crash on March 19.

Lucio Lopez Santiz, 25, of Wimauma died when a 1999 Chevy Astro driven by Mario Martinez-Martinez, 34, left the pavement on State Road 674 east of Chert Rock Trail and lost control, according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.

The driver and three passengers were thrown from the vehicle. Santiz died from injuries at South Bay Hospital. Relatives in Mexico were notified, troopers said.

Martinez-Martinez fled but was found, authorities said. He was treated for serious injuries at Tampa General Hospital and booked into the Hillsborough County jail on charges of leaving the scene of a crash and having no valid driver's license.

Manuel Mendoza, 29, was treated for serious injuries at TGH. A third passenger has yet to be found or identified, troopers said.

FHP identifies Wimauma man killed in March 19 crash 03/28/11 [Last modified: Monday, March 28, 2011 11:54pm]
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