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Woman dead, hot dog vendor injured after mowing trailer detaches from truck, Tampa police say

Tampa police investigate the freak accident Monday afternoon at Hillsborough Avenue and Taliaferro Street.

ATOYIA DEANS | Times

Tampa police investigate the freak accident Monday afternoon at Hillsborough Avenue and Taliaferro Street.

TAMPA — A trailer broke free of a pickup truck in traffic Monday and careened into a gas station parking lot, killing a woman and injuring a man outside a hot dog stand, police said.

Police say 16-year-old Dennis Tintle was driving west on Hills­borough Avenue about 3:50 p.m. when the trailer went tearing through the parking lot of the Valero gas station at 806 E Hillsborough Ave.

The trailer smashed into Vicente Hernande Quintero, who was outside his hot dog stand, and pinned him beneath its tongue. The 42-year-old from Plant City was taken to Tampa General Hospital with injuries that weren't life-threatening.

Catalina Delcarmen Allmon, found lying next to him, died at the scene. Allmon, 40, was a friend of Quintero's wife from San Benito, Texas, police said.

Her body lay covered in the parking lot, while the teenage driver stood nearby, clearly shaken, surrounded by his family.

"It may have just been a freak accident," Lt. Ronald McMullen said. "That's how it appears right now."

Police cited Tintle for failing to secure his trailer.

Rebecca Catalanello contributed to this report.

Woman dead, hot dog vendor injured after mowing trailer detaches from truck, Tampa police say 08/24/09 [Last modified: Monday, August 24, 2009 11:56pm]
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