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Police reopen Tampa intersection after crash of fleeing vehicle

TAMPA — Police closed a Tampa intersection early Thursday after they said a vehicle fleeing authorities wrecked there.

The car, a red Mercury with two people inside, took off westbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard during a traffic stop about 3 a.m.

The police officer put out a warning but did not chase the car.

Police said they found the car overturned about a mile down the road, at the intersection of North Albany Avenue.

The accident shut down the intersection for about an hour, police said.

Both men were treated for minor injuries on the scene.

Police will charge the driver with fleeing and eluding an officer and the passenger with cocaine possession, they said. Police also found a gun in the car, they said.

The occupants of the car have not been named.

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Police reopen Tampa intersection after crash of fleeing vehicle 01/21/10 [Last modified: Thursday, January 21, 2010 11:08am]

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