APOLLO BEACH — Two adults and an infant were rushed to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition Saturday night after a car crash that closed Interstate 75 southbound for an hour.
Mario Limon, 25, of Gibsonton, was driving south on I-75 near mile marker 244 just after 9 p.m. when his vehicle veered from one lane to another for unknown reasons, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Limon tried to steer the 2000 Ford Taurus back on course, but over-corrected and the car overturned in the center median.
Neither Limon nor his girlfriend, 23-year-old Desiree R. Parks, of Riverview, was wearing a seatbelt. Their infant child was not secured either, the FHP said.
The car crashed into some trees and all three were thrown from the vehicle. Medical helicopters flew Limon and Parks to Tampa General. The baby traveled by ambulance.
Troopers said the crash was not alcohol-related. No charges have been filed. The southbound lanes of I-75 reopened at 10 p.m.