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Five students hurt in crash

Published Sep. 27, 2005

Five students who attend Gibbs High School sustained minor injuries Monday afternoon when their car collided with a semitrailer truck in St. Petersburg. The driver of the truck failed to yield at a stop sign at Interstate 275 and 31st Street S, according to Petersburg police Officer Mike Robertson. The driver, Wade T. Drake, 34, pulled into the path of a 1982 Chevy Caprice driven by Clayton Gettig, 17, and carrying five passengers. Gettig's car hit the left rear of the truck. Drake, a driver for Carolina Mountain, was hauling seafood and was cited by St. Petersburg police for failing to yield. The students were treated at Bayfront Medical Center.