Speeding Driver Causes Fatal Crash In Tampa

An erratic driver caused a fatal wreck Tuesday night just after police called off a high speed pursuit.

The events took place at the intersection of Hillsborough Avenue and Florida Avenue.

According to Tampa police, a family was traveling in a minivan on Hillsborough just after 11 p.m. when the driver of a Jeep Commander drove through the Florida Ave red light and hit the van.

Three people in the van were ejected. One died at the scene and two were transported to the hospital.

Police say the driver was spotted on Hillsborough Avenue near 30th Street, where he hit another vehicle and kept going.

That’s when they started chasing him and had to eventually call off the chase. Ten minutes later, he hit the minivan.

The Jeep driver, whose name hasn’t been released, was taken to the hospital. Charges have not yet been released.