Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

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]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Editorial: UF shows how to preserve free speech

    Editorials

    The University of Florida was forced to navigate a treacherous terrain of constitutional concerns and public safety this week, all in a glaring public spotlight. In the end, Thursday's appearance by Richard Spencer was a success — as much as an unwelcome visit from a notorious white nationalist can be. The …

  2. Blake High grad Taylor Trensch lands lead role in 'Dear Evan Hansen' on Broadway

    Stage

    For those who saw Taylor Trensch grow up in Tampa, his rise from promising student to star is heartwarming and entirely predictable. In January, Trensch, 28, will be moving into the title role of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, one of the hottest tickets in theater.

    Taylor Trensch, a 2007 Blake High graduate, will play the title role in Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen. Courtesy of Frank Trensch.
  3. Editorial: When protest leads to understanding

    Editorials

    The protests against racial injustice by professional athletes across the country include examples of communities where it has not been handled well. And then there is the example set in Tampa Bay.

  4. Why it's too early to give up on the Bucs

    Bucs

    Don't panic. It's not too late for the Bucs.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) and wide receiver Mike Evans (13) celebrate after the defense recovered a fumble during the second half of an NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times 

  5. Backlog of immigration cases under Trump stymies immigrants in Florida

    Courts

    It was supposed to be a routine green card renewal for a Thai woman who has called Central Florida home for years.

    Immigration lawyers such as Gerald P. Seipp of Clearwater worry that their clients' circumstances will change with long delays in their immigration court appeals, hurting their chances of staying in the country. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]