One person dies after crash on Howard Frankland Bridge

A chain-reaction crash has a major impact on morning rush hour.

A 61-year-old man is dead after a crash on the Howard Frankland Bridge that caused massive delays Friday morning. 

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 2008 Toyota Corolla driven by Lindsay Dawn Larsh was northbound on Interstate 275 in the outside lane. Meanwhile, a 2013 motorhome driven by driven by Pierre Clement, 64, of Saint Roche De L'Achi, Canada, was  northbound in the center outside lane.

At the same time, a 2014 Maserati driven by an unknown man was northbound on I-275 in the outside lane, and a 2000 Ford F250 driven by Oswald E. Caines, 61, of Tampa, was the outside lane.

The Toyota swerved to avoid a dolly in the outside lane, entering the path of the motorhome. The RV lost control and moved to the outside lane.

The Maserati and Ford both swerved, and the Maserati hit the back of the Ford.

The Ford overturned and went into the path of the RV, which struck the pickup.

The Toyota and RV stopped after hitting the barrier wall.

Caines was taken to a Tampa General Hospital, where he died of his injuries. His name has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

Larsh was taken to Tampa General with serious injuries.

The Maserati stopped on the outside shoulder, and its driver fled. Officers are still trying to locate him.

Clement and his two passengers were not injured.
 
FHP said it doesn't know where the dolly came from.

 

© 2017 WTSP-TV


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