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Tampa man injured in Thursday crash on I-275 has died

TAMPA — A man injured in a Thursday morning collision on Interstate 275 has died, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Brandunn Sanchez, 19, of Tampa was one of two passengers in the backseat of a car driven by Louis Alberto Garcia, 21. Garcia was heading north at about 5 a.m. when he changed lanes on I-275 near Lois Avenue and collided with the side of a sports utility vehicle in the outside lane, FHP said.

Garcia's car and the SUV, driven by Rolando Rodriguez of Valrico, went out of control onto the shoulder of the interstate. Both vehicles flipped several times and hit a construction company's shipping container about 75 feet from the roadway, FHP said.

Sanchez was taken to an area hospital with critical injuries. He died Friday evening, FHP said.

His fellow backseat passenger, Christopher Spencer, 23, also suffered critical injuries and was taken to a hospital. His current condition has not been released.

Both drivers sustained minor injuries, as did Rodriguez's passenger, a 14-year-old boy.

The FHP continues to investigate the crash.

Tampa man injured in Thursday crash on I-275 has died 12/29/12 [Last modified: Saturday, December 29, 2012 2:23pm]
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