Telephone pole car crash ends with fatality

12:07 PM, Jan 15, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, FL-- Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office investigators were on scene of a fatal car crash in the Palm River area early Tuesday morning. 

According to reports, 28-year-old Gina Balistreri of Wesley Chapel was driving her 2005 Camry on 78th St. around 3:15 a.m., when she veered off onto a sidewalk and crashed into a telephone pole. 

See photos from the scene here

The telephone pole was located in front of a couple of houses, and officials say a neighbor called 911 to report the accident.

Paramedics reportedly rushed Balistreri to Tampa General Hospital for treatment, but she passed away shortly after arriving.

Officials say the cause of the crash is still under investigation at this time. 

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