News UPDATE: More charges filed against man who caused fatal Hillsborough Co. crash


HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL – A man who drove a stolen white Mustang now faces more charges after hitting a Florida Highway Patrol vehicle and then crashing head-on with an Uber vehicle, killing two people. 

The 22-year-old man, Leosvany Arias Roman, faces Grand Theft Motor Vehicle charges, two counts of Aggravated Assault on Law Enforcement Officer with Deadly Weapon, felony murder, and vehicular homicide charges, along with others, FOX 13 News reported.  

To recap, this collision happened before 11 p.m. Wednesday on I-275 South. Roman had hit an FHP vehicle before fleeing the scene and then hitting a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office vehicle. New information reports that Roman also had an accomplice with him. The accomplice — 30-year-old Mohammed Ali Pujol — had intentionally tried to hit a deputy with his silver Mercedes sedan. Pujol will also face many felony charges. 

The two who were killed were not identified by name, although Florida Highway Patrol said it was a 33-year-old man from Bradenton and a 52-year-old man from Ohio who lost their lives. 

Another occupant and a 27-year-old trooper sustained injuries in the collision. 

If you lost a loved one to a crash in Hillsborough County, you could pursue a wrongful death lawsuit if another person was responsible for the collision. Book a free, zero-obligation consultation with our Hillsborough County wrongful death lawyers by calling Whittel & Melton, LLC at  866-608-5529 or submitting a contact form

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