Georgia woman dies while exiting Interstate 75 in Tampa

The 35-year-old woman lost control of her car, hit the embankment and overturned, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Published Nov. 7, 2020|Updated Nov. 7, 2020

TAMPA — A 35-year-old Georgia woman died early Saturday after losing control of her car while exiting Interstate 75, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers did not release the name of the woman, who was from Columbus, Ga.

The driver and a passenger, a 28-year-old Tampa woman, were traveling north in the outside lane of the I-75 exit ramp toward E Fowler Avenue about 5 a.m. when troopers said the driver lost control.

The vehicle left the roadway, started to spin, entered the left shoulder, struck the embankment and overturned.

The woman died at the scene of the crash. The passenger suffered minor injuries. Neither were wearing seatbelts, according to the Highway Patrol. No other details about the crash were released by troopers.