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Dade City man charged in fatal crash on U.S. 301

THONOTOSASSA — A 42-year-old Dade City man is accused of causing a car crash that killed a 19-year-old woman.

Larry Wayne Hampton II was arrested Tuesday in Hillsborough County and charged with vehicular homicide and reckless driving causing serious bodily injury. The Florida Highway Patrol said Hampton was driving aggressively north on U.S. 301 on the afternoon of Nov. 21, 2009. His 2002 Chevy Suburban crossed the center line near Ranch Road and crashed, head first, into a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup headed south.

Inside the pickup were its 21-year-old driver, Andre Pray, and passenger Sara Jane Rodriguez, 19. The truck overturned and came to a rest on its roof. Rodriguez was partially ejected and died at the scene.

Hampton was released from the Orient Road Jail on $9,500 bail. This is his third arrest in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He was convicted of brawling in Daytona Beach in 1989 and of DUI in Alachua County in 1994.

Dade City man charged in fatal crash on U.S. 301 02/16/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 7:42pm]
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