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Plant High teen injured in South Tampa car crash

TAMPA — A 15-year-old Plant High School student seriously injured in a Monday afternoon car crash remained in critical condition Tuesday, according tot Tampa Police and hospital officials.

Ashley Simington was riding in a Toyota 4Runner around 5 p.m. Monday with four other teens, including driver 16-year-old Jason Pyros, when he failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of S. Clark Avenue and W. Vasconia Street, the police report said.

A Pontiac Grand Prix hit the SUV on the driver's side and pushed onto the northwest curb, where it overturned. Simington sustained serious head injuries, and was the only person hurt, according to the report.

All the teens are between ages 15 and 17 and recently completed 10th grade at Plant High School, said Linda Cobbe, a spokeswoman for the Hillsborough county school District.

Pyros was cited for violation of the right of way at an intersection.

Plant High teen injured in South Tampa car crash 06/09/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 9, 2009 6:56pm]
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