BRANDON, Fla. -- A passing car crashed into three women who ended up outside their own vehicles amid an argument, police say.
However, deputies say the driver of the car had an "odor of alcohol" on his breath and admitted to having been drinking, according to a news release.
Hillsborough County sheriff deputies were sent around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, to Providence Road near Providence Ridge Boulevard on a report of a crash.
Tanaysha Troutman, 28; Victoria Patten, 23; and Arlene Stephanie Jordan Cruz, 38, stopped their cars in the median turn lane and got out. They were in some sort of argument when another car, driven by a 22-year-old man, crashed into them.
He was traveling at about 40 mph, the release states.
Troutman and Patten were pronounced dead the scene of the crash, while Cruz was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver admitted to drinking earlier in the night and submitted to a blood draw, the release states. He could face charges pending a toxicology report.
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