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Two critically injured in Westbound Hillsborough Avenue crash Tuesday

TOWN 'N COUNTRY — Troopers identified two people who were critically injured after a car crashed into a semitrailer truck early Tuesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Nineteen-year-old Nicholas Buccina and 18-year-old Vito Prudente, both of Tarpon Springs, were taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in critical condition Tuesday morning.

About 3:30 a.m. on Hillsborough Avenue and Countryway Boulevard, the gray Dodge Charger carrying Buccina and Prudente smashed into the truck, nearly driving underneath it, troopers said.

It is unclear who was driving at the time, but both were wearing their seat belts.

The truck driver, 50-year-old Willie Michael Hill, of Jacksonville, was not injured.

Westbound Hillsborough reopened Tuesday morning.

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