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2-car crash injures 3 from Spring Hill

An automobile wreck at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday sent three Spring Hill residents to hospitals and snarled traffic around Linden Avenue and Mariner Boulevard. Michael Schofer, 17, and Peter Iacopelli, 16, were flown to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, where Iacopelli was in stable condition and Schofer's condition was not available Tuesday evening. Victor Mendez, 48, was flown to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, where he was in stable condition. Here's how the accident occurred, according to the Florida Highway Patrol: The two teenagers, riding together, were going south on Mariner, and Mendez was heading north. Schofer, who was driving a 1989 Ford, tried to turn left onto Linden; Mendez, driving a 1982 Ford, struck the right side of the teenagers' vehicle, causing both cars to overturn. No tickets were issued immediately.

Correction

The middle name of Mary Lou Wright, who is attempting to become a candidate for Republican state committeewoman, was reported incorrectly in a story Tuesday.

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