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Plant City woman dies in Tampa crash

TAMPA – A Plant City woman died Saturday after a three-vehicle crash on Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa police said.

Investigators gave this account of the incident: Sandi Linares-Ortiz, 23, of Plant City was eastbound on Hillsborough Avenue. At the intersection of Nebraska Avenue, her pickup truck was hit on the driver's side by a southbound pickup truck. The second truck, driven by 43-year-old Ingram Ferguson of Tampa, then hit an eastbound car being driven by an Oklahoma man.

Linares-Ortiz's truck also hit a northbound Toyota that was stopped at the traffic light.

Linares-Ortiz died at St. Joseph's Hospital, police said. The Toyota driver, 68-year-old Raquel Casanova of Tampa, and Ferguson had minor injuries. A passenger in Ferguson's truck, 45-year-old Marcus Dorfield of Tampa, was Taken to St. Joseph's with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is continuing, but police said a witness told them that Ferguson ran a red light.

Plant City woman dies in Tampa crash 10/30/10 [Last modified: Saturday, October 30, 2010 1:46pm]
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