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Two die in wrong way Ybor City rollover crash

A pickup truck was driving the wrong way down 15th Street when it collided with parked cars.
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Published Aug. 24, 2019
Updated Aug. 24, 2019

YBOR CITY — Two people were killed after driving a truck the wrong way down a one-way street Friday evening, according to the Tampa Police Department.

Roberto Ramirez Diaz, 47, was driving a pickup truck south on North 15th Street, speeding, when his truck hit several parked cars, according to a spokesman for Tampa Police.

The truck then rolled onto its side in the intersection of 21st Avenue and collided with a Cadillac making a legal left turn before coming to a rest on its roof.

Tampa Police and Tampa Fire Rescue arrived at the intersection at around 8:35 p.m. and had to use equipment to cut the driver and passenger, 62-year-old Alejandro Ocampo, out of the car. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Neither the driver nor the passenger were wearing seatbelts. Investigators suspect alcohol was a factor in the accident, according to the spokesman.