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Wimauma crash kills man, badly injures woman

TAMPA — A man was killed and a woman was seriously injured Saturday night when an unlicensed driver struck their car head-on, authorities said.

Deputies arrested Miguel Angel Utrera-Espinosa, 20, of Wimauma in connection with the crash.

Deputies said he was driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer south on West Lake Drive in Wimauma, near Ruth Morris Road. About 6:30 p.m., his vehicle crossed the center line, colliding with a Chevrolet Camaro traveling north.

The driver of the Camaro, 34-year-old Nadia Null of Wimauma, was flown to Tampa General Hospital. She was in serious condition, according to Hillsborough County sheriff's spokesman Larry McKinnon.

Her passenger, Ruben G. Rivera, 46, also of Wimauma, was flown separately to Tampa General Hospital, where he died.

According to arrest records, Utrera-Espinosa admitted to drinking alcohol before the crash. Deputies said he does not have a valid driver's license and is in the country illegally.

Utrera-Espinosa was arrested Sunday morning at Tampa General Hospital and was being held for immigration officials at the Hillsborough County Jail.

He faces two counts of driving with a suspended license resulting in death or serious injury, as well as counts of driving without a valid license.

The investigation, including toxicology tests, was ongoing, McKinnon said.

Wimauma crash kills man, badly injures woman 02/05/12 [Last modified: Sunday, February 5, 2012 10:02pm]
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