Tampa, FL (January 27, 2020) – Homicide detectives have been investigating a fatal wrong-way collision on Interstate-275 near the entrance to the Tampa International Airport that occurred early in the morning on January 26th.
A 30-year-old man was traveling south on the entrance ramp to the airport when he struck another vehicle.
The driver and passenger in the other vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver was working for a rideshare company, according to the police.
The 30-year-old who caused the accident was charged with DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide.
Police are continuing their investigation at this time.
We would like to offer our condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
DUI Accidents in Florida
In the year 2017, approximately 5,125 accidents occurred due to the negligence of drunk drivers. In 350 or more of these accidents, fatalities took place. The aftermath of a DUI accident is always severe in nature and leads to devastation in many families. You may find, as a family member, that you are eligible for aspects like lost wages, funeral costs, and more after the loss of a loved one. You should always be prepared to speak with a wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
At Catania & Catania, our skilled accident attorneys understand how overwhelming the aftermath of a DUI accident can be and the turmoil that it can cause you and your family. We will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects. Please contact our law firm in Florida for more information at (813) 544-7096.
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