GIBSONTON — A rollover crash on Interstate 75 sent four people to a hospital Sunday afternoon, three in critical condition.
They were traveling north on the inside lane near Gibsonton Drive about 1:14 p.m. in a 1995 four-door Ford when the car's left-front tire blew, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The driver, Florence Rendon, 36, of Ruskin lost control as the car veered into the outside lanes, hitting a 2005 Toyota before rolling onto its roof and coming to rest on the side of the road.
Rendon and a passenger, Damien Vasquez, also of Ruskin, were ejected, according to an crash report. Both were taken to Tampa General Hospital where they were in critical condition.
Two other passengers, Jeremy Wolf, 17, and Junior Lee, 12, of Ruskin, also suffered severe injuries and were taken to TGH. Wolf was in critical condition. Lee's condition was not available.
The Toyota's driver was not injured.