Two Hillsborough Teens Ejected From Car Traveling At High Speeds
Early Tuesday morning four teens were in a car traveling at high speeds before it flipped and rolled into a utility pole in Gibsonton.
Authorities say two of the teens in the car were ejected during the crash. Upon investigating, troopers say they found marijuana and alcoholic beverages inside the car.
According to investigators, at around 12:23 a.m., a Florida Highway Patrol trooper in an unmarked vehicle witnessed the 2004 Nissan Maxima driving southbound on Interstate-75 at speeds close to 130 mph. The trooper also noted that the Nissan’s headlights were not turned on.
The FHP trooper attempted to pull over the speeding Nissan as it passed by, but it exited off I-75 at the Gibsonton Drive exit. While on the exit ramp, the driver of the Nissan lost control. The car then left the road and went onto the outside shoulder where the Nissan flipped multiple times before coming to a stop by hitting a tree line and then a utility pole.
18-year-old Tyler Wilkinson, the driver of the car, and 19-year-old Keely Nicole Faircloth, the passenger of the car, were ejected from the car. They were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
A FHP report stated that Faircloth, of Riverview, and Wilkinson, of Lithia, suffered serious injuries from the ejection.
The other two teens in the car at the time were Michael Wayne Osborne, 18, of Riverview and a 17-year-old girl also from Riverview, whose name was not released. They both suffered minor injuries and they were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
Along with marijuana, troopers say they also found alcohol in the car and believe the crash was alcohol related.
Charges are pending on the outcome of the investigation. Stay with News Talk Florida as more details become available in this crash.