PLANT CITY — Six people were seriously injured Saturday afternoon after a tire blowout caused their car to flip on Interstate 4, authorities said.
Rachel Ann-Marie Wallace, 19, of Mulberry was driving a 2000 Kia Sportage with Madeline Dyonne Florance, 38, of Temple Terrace in the passenger seat when the left rear tire blew out about 2:45 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol said. They were westbound, just west of Branch Forbes Road.
Wallace lost control of the car, which flipped, the patrol said. Also injured were 1-year-old Donnell R. Smith of Mulberry; Jesse Woods, III, 16, of Bartow; Jabari A. Woods, 15, of Bartow and Donnell Devonte Smith, 18, of Lakeland.