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One killed, six injured in Dale Mabry crash in Tampa

TAMPA — An 18-year-old Tampa man was killed and six others were injured Thursday morning when a pickup truck hit a median and flipped, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Neco J. Jones was riding with Benjamin Lenard Fowler, 20, in the pickup's rear bed as they were headed north on Dale Mabry. Shortly before 6:30 a.m., the driver swerved just south of Stall Road for an unknown reason and struck a curb and center grass median.

Fowler and Jones were thrown into the road as the pickup flipped. Jones was hit by a southbound vehicle as he was lying in the center lane. He died at the scene.

Fowler suffered critical injuries and was unresponsive as emergency officials transported him to St. Joseph's Hospital. The crash closed the southbound lanes of Dale Mabry until shortly before 11:30 a.m. and caused a massive traffic backup during the Thursday morning commute.

The driver of the pickup, Isaac Henry Baker, 24, of Tampa was seriously injured and taken to St. Joseph's. Passengers Rosa M. Torres, 35, Elijah Emmanuel Bates, 22, and Allen Lamar Pitts, 22, all of Tampa, were taken to St. Joseph's in serious condition. Passenger Cary Glenn Davis, 35, suffered minor injuries.

None of the seven people in the pickup were wearing seat belts. The driver of the vehicle that hit Jones in the road was not injured.

One killed, six injured in Dale Mabry crash in Tampa 04/12/12 [Last modified: Thursday, April 12, 2012 11:27pm]
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