U-turn collision in Hillsborough Co. claims life of 17-year-old teen 


HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL – A 44-year-old man operating a Chevy Equinox made a U-turn and collided with a teenage driver’s vehicle, leading the 17-year-old to die from his injuries Sunday. 

This collision happened before 2 a.m. on U.S. 41 near Villemarie Road, WFLA said. Florida Highway Patrol said the 44-year-old man was going south while the teenage motorist was going north. 

The teenager attempted to avoid the collision by pursuing “evasive action.” However, the attempt did not work, and his vehicle went into the grassy median, rotated, and the 17-year-old crashed into a ditch, resulting in his automobile rolling over numerous times before he struck many stationary vehicles at a car dealership. 

Troopers declared the juvenile dead at the scene and confirmed the 44-year-old man was unharmed. 

An investigation has been launched. No pending charges or citations were revealed at this time. 

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