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Two dead in I-4 accident

PLANT CITY — Two women from Tampa died Friday afternoon after a five-car crash on eastbound Interstate 4.

The Florida Highway patrol reported a 2006 Ford pickup truck rear-ended a 2007 Toyota Camry in the inside travel lane of I-4 near mile marker 19 just after 3 p.m. The Camry spun out of control and its rear hit the back of a 1999 Chevrolet Van riding ahead of the car.

The Van careened across all three traffic lanes side-swiping a Toyota Tundra before being hit by a Dodge Dakota entering the highway.

Passengers in the back seat of the Camry, Windelon Tolbert Seymore, 66, and Brenda Evans Richard, 56, died at the scene.

The Camry driver, Shantel Lawton, 47, was taken to South Florida Baptist with serious injuries. The front-seat passenger, Amada Evans Coleman, 48, was taken to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition. All four were wearing their seat belts, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Joshua David Russo, 36, of Deltona, the Ford pickup driver, was taken to Lakeland Regional Hospital with serious injuries. Troopers said he failed to notice the Camry slowing down in front of him before he hit the car. Charges are pending.

No one else was seriously injured, FHP said.

The wreck closed all lanes of eastbound I-4 for four hours.

Two dead in I-4 accident 06/10/11 [Last modified: Friday, June 10, 2011 11:03pm]
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