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Tampa man charged with vehicular homicide

TAMPA — A 24-year-old Tampa man was arrested Monday about eight months after a pickup truck he was driving overturned, killing two people riding in the back, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Isaac Henry Baker was driving a Ford pickup April 12 north on Dale Mabry Highway near Stall Road when he lost control, troopers said. The truck swerved, struck a curb and overturned. The two people riding in the back of the truck were thrown onto the road, troopers said.

As Neco J. Jones, 18, was sprawled on a southbound lane, he was hit by a sport utility vehicle, troopers said. Jones, of Tampa, died at the scene.

Benjamin Lenard Fowler, 20, of Tampa, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he died.

Baker faces two counts of vehicular homicide and a driving without a valid license charge. He was held on $15,250 bail in the Hillsborough County jail.

Tampa man charged with vehicular homicide 12/18/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 5:56pm]
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