Three people died Thursday night in a wrong-way, head-on crash on Interstate 75 South.
The crash happened around 10:02 p.m. on the interstate south of Gibsonton Drive.
The following three people died in the crash:
- Justin Lakin, 21, of Bradenton, Florida
- Lashay Waiters, 24, of Bradenton, Florida
- Yvette Alexandre, 21, of Ruskin, Florida
Lakin was driving a Toyota Corolla northbound in the southbound center lane of I-75 when he hit the Ford Focus with Waiters and Alexandre inside, according to a Florida Highway Patrol news release. Waiters was driving the Focus.
FHP troopers do not know what time Lakin began driving in the wrong direction.
The crash closed I-75 South for several hours, according to the FHP.
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