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Two Tampa children injured in Wesley Chapel crash

WESLEY CHAPEL — Two children were taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a car collision Tuesday afternoon.

Jamillicia El-hoursi, 12, and Jamira Young, 5, both of Tampa, were passengers inside a minivan that was headed east on State Road 54 near Curley Road. The Florida Highway Patrol says the minivan turned left, into the path of an oncoming semi-trailer truck, which could not avoid the collision.

The impact sent the minivan spinning around SR 54. El-hoursi and Young were airlifted to St. Joseph's Hospital.

Minivan driver Jasmine Dixon, 16, of Wesley Chapel, suffered minor injuries, as did passengers Jamira Dixon, 31; Rachel Dixon, 10; and Michael Dixon, 7. All wore seatbelts.

Semi-trailer truck driver Timothy Brooks, 40, of Brooksville, was not injured.

FHP is still investigating the crash to determine whether any charges will be filed.

Two Tampa children injured in Wesley Chapel crash 07/27/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 10:13am]
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