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St. Pete man dies in Friday night crash

TAMPA — A 19-year-old St. Petersburg man died Friday night after his car jumped a median on Hillsborough Avenue and slammed into two oncoming cars.

Vincent Adrian Agosto was driving east on Hillsborough Avenue west of Country Way Boulevard at about 7 p.m. when he lost control of his 1991 Plymouth, a Florida Highway Patrol report states.

The car slid across the eastbound lanes of Hillsborough, skipped across the median, and slammed its right side into a 2000 Toyota Camry driven by Jose A. Ramirez, 36, of Tampa. A third car, a 2006 Jeep Compass, tried to avoid the crash but couldn't, hitting the Camry and possibly the Plymouth.

Agosto died at the scene, the FHP said. Ramirez and a passenger, Nicole J. Ramirez, 28, of Tampa, were taken to St. Joseph's Hospital with serious injuries.

Two children in the car also were injured. Johnathan, 4, had serious injuries, and Christian, 3, had minor injuries. Both were taken to St. Joseph's. All were later released, according to the hospital.

The driver of the Jeep, Gregory A. Smith, 41, of Clearwater, and two passengers, Tammy L. Mouradian, 35, of Clearwater, and Raven Delgado, 9, were uninjured, the report states.

Everyone in the Camry and Jeep were wearing seat belts. Agosto was not.

St. Pete man dies in Friday night crash 07/31/10 [Last modified: Saturday, July 31, 2010 12:00pm]
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