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Woman ejected in Tuesday I-4 crash dies of injuries

PLANT CITY — A 65-year-old woman who was ejected when the vehicle she was riding in blew a tire and flipped on Interstate 4 on Tuesday afternoon has died, authorities reported Wednesday.

Hortensia Urso of Tampa was in the back seat of a 2004 Ford sport utility vehicle when the tire blew just before 4 p.m. near Branch Forbes Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The westbound SUV flipped twice and landed upside down.

Urso, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to Lakeland Regional Hospital where she later died, the patrol said.

The three other passengers — Katrina Urso, 37, Brady Urso, 7 and Salvatore Urso Jr., 10 — were taken to Tampa General Hospital with the driver, Salvatore J. Urso, 38. All were wearing seat belts and had minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

Woman ejected in Tuesday I-4 crash dies of injuries 03/30/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 4:18pm]
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