TAMPA — An 18-year-old Seffner man died Tuesday night when his car veered out of control on Interstate 75, crashed into another car and headed down an embankment into trees, troopers said.
The man was driving a Jaguar south on I-75 south of the Progress Boulevard overpass at a high rate of speed when he lost control about 10 p.m. on a curve in the road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. His car rotated and crashed into a northbound Volkswagen sedan, then both cars spun off the road, down and embankment and into trees.
The Jaguar driver died at the scene. A 19-year-old Brandon man riding in the car was seriously injured and taken to a hospital for treatment.
The Volkswagen driver, a 20-year-old Riverview man, was also taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
The Highway Patrol did not release the names of those involved in the crash because of its interpretation of Marsy’s Law, a voter-approved amendment to the state Constitution that was meant to protect crime victims but that deprives the public of information long available under Florida’s public records law.