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Riverview woman dies in Friday car crash

Published Feb. 25, 2018

A woman died Friday when her car collided with another vehicle on U.S. 301 in Riverview, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Melanie Hoitt, 38, of Riverview was driving a Nissan Altima north on U.S. 301 approaching Southern Pointe Boulevard shortly after 4 p.m. when she turned left into the path of 18-year-old Isabel Saenz, who was driving a Dodge Charger south, the Highway Patrol said..

Saenz' Charger collided with the passenger side of the Altima, which then overturned.

Hoitt was taken to Tampa General Hospital but died from injuries sustained during the crash. She was wearing a seatbelt.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, according to the Highway Patrol.

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