Driver and passenger identified in I-275 on-ramp crash in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — A Largo man was killed and his passenger was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday morning.

Jose Quinones, 35, of Largo, was driving his 2002 Ford Explorer south on Interstate 275 and exited on the ramp to 118th Avenue N just before 9:30 a.m. Quinones lost control of the vehicle, which ended up on the grass shoulder. Quinones, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected.

Bystanders found him pinned under the vehicle, which they rolled off of him.

St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue responded and pronounced Quinones dead.

His passenger, 31-year-old Melissa Lopez of Largo, was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with serious injuries.

Driver and passenger identified in I-275 on-ramp crash in St. Petersburg 04/16/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:18pm]

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