Two Dead In Tampa Wrong Way Wreck ID’d

(UPDATE 2 p.m.)    The drivers killed in this morning’s crash are identified as 47 year old Larry Thompson and 65 year old Eugene Fischer.

Authorities say Thompson was the wrong way driver.

There’s no word if alcohol or drugs played a role in the tragedy.


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ Two men are dead following a wrong-way crash on an exit ramp of Interstate 275 near downtown Tampa.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash happened at 5:45 a.m. Friday on the Ashley Drive exit.

The crash caused a rush hour traffic jam.

Troopers say the drivers of both vehicles died in the crash.

Their names have not been released.

The highway patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.