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Three drivers injured in Wesley Chapel crash

WESLEY CHAPEL — Authorities are looking for witnesses to a crash that critically injured one driver and wounded two others.

The accident happened just before 1 p.m. Wednesday on State Road 54 west of Grand Oaks Boulevard. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Matthew B. Sandretzky, 28, was driving westbound when his Ford F-250 pickup truck veered into the eastbound lane, striking an oncoming Ford F-150 pickup driven by Michael G. Degroot, 48.

Sandretzky's truck overturned on its right side. An eastbound Pontiac G6, driven by Paula A. Porton, 55, was unable to avoid crashing into a trailer on Degroot's truck, FHP said.

Degroot, of Wesley Chapel, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital with critical injuries, FHP said. Sandretzky, also of Wesley Chapel, and Porton, of Tampa, were treated for minor injuries.

Anyone with information may call FHP's Pasco office at (352) 797-5737.

Three drivers injured in Wesley Chapel crash 01/05/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 8:27pm]
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