Interstate 275 wrong-way car accident
Interstate 275 is back open near downtown Tampa after a deadly wrong-way crash on February 13th. The two cars collided on the Ashley Drive exit ramp around 5:40 a.m. Both drivers, two men, died as a result of the crash. The road was closed for nearly 5 hours as investigators looked through the wreckage. The victims were identified as Eugene M. Fischer, 65, and Larry Lorenza Thompson, 47, and were the only people involved in the accident. The investigation into what caused this fatal accident is still underway, but Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Steve Gaskins released a statement about the how drivers can avoid these all too frequent wrong-way accidents that often occur at night.