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News: Woman killed in crash with drunk driver on I-75 in Tampa

TAMPA, FL – A woman was killed last Thursday when a drunk driver struck her vehicle on I-75 in northeast Tampa, WFLA reports.

The> fatal incident happened in the northbound lanes near Fletcher Avenue at about 10:15 p.m. on May 3.

Police say that Michael Troy Jones, 31, attempted to speed past a Chevrolet Cruz and instead collided with it. The Cruz spun out into the median and hit a tree, while Jones’s Honda Accord ran onto the shoulder and struck a pole. One of the vehicles also hit a Toyota Corolla, although the exact circumstances are unclear.

A 25-year-old female passenger in the Cruz died at the scene, while its 25-year-old male driver was hospitalized in serious condition.

Jones and a passenger both sustained minor injuries, as did the driver and a passenger in the Corolla.

Police booked Jones, who has been charged with DUI manslaughter and DUI with serious injury.

The Tampa DUI accident lawyers at Mickey Keenan, P.A. are ready to help you demand compensation and justice. Contact us today for a free consultation, online or by calling 813-871-1300.