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Tampa crash kills husband, wife and friend

Rescuers work a crash at 34th and Chelsea streets Thursday night. Views at that intersection are obstructed, neighbors say.

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Rescuers work a crash at 34th and Chelsea streets Thursday night. Views at that intersection are obstructed, neighbors say.

TAMPA — A husband, wife and a friend of theirs were killed Thursday night when the car they were riding in was struck by another in an east Tampa intersection, police said.

Three others in the other car were hurt and taken to Tampa General Hospital, but rescuers did not consider their injuries life-threatening.

The 8:41 p.m. crash was at 34th and Chelsea streets, in a largely residential area north of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

More than 100 people came out to the scene, some of them complaining of how dangerous the intersection is.

Police said a Dodge was heading south on 34th while a Buick was heading east on Chelsea. Traffic on 34th Street does not have to stop; there is a two-way stop sign on Chelsea Street. The two cars collided, crushing the driver's side of the Buick.

Inside, police spokeswoman Andrea Davis said, were a 67-year-old male driver and his 46-year-old wife in the front seat, and a 58-year-old woman in the back seat.

The husband and wife were killed in the crash. The friend was ejected from the car and taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, Davis said.

The Dodge also had three occupants, Davis said, and was driven by a 20-year-old man. The impact of the crash severely dented the front end of the car and threw off a wheel.

Davis said investigators were reconstructing the crash and did not have a cause Thursday night.

Neighbors said views of oncoming traffic are obstructed in the intersection because there is a building on the northeast corner of Chelsea — forcing drivers to pull out beyond the traffic signs to see if anyone is coming.

Wreck kills couple, friend

Neighbors said views of oncoming traffic are obstructed in the intersection where Thursday night's wreck happened because the position of this building on the northeast corner of Chelsea forces drivers on Chelsea Street, right, to pull out beyond the traffic signs into 34th Street, left, to see if anyone is coming.


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