Man charged with DUI in Courtney Campbell Causeway crash

6 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017: Tampa and Clearwater police are diverting westbound lanes of Courtney Campbell Causeway due to a crash.

Update on Saturday, Nov. 18: The Tampa Police Department has arrested a wrong-way driver who caused a multi-vehicle crash on the Courtney Campbell Causeway.

Collin John Cole, 26, is charged with two counts of DUI with serious bodily injury, DUI with property damage and leaving the scene of a crash with damage.

One crash victim is in critical condition and another is in serious condition, according to Tampa police.

Police said Cole was traveling west on the Courtney Campbell Causeway in a Ford 150 and struck the read of a Hyundai Santa Fe just east of Ben T. Davis Beach. Cole did not stop and fled west on the highway's eastbound lanes.

According to police, Davis hit a Honda Pilot in a head-on collision about 1,500 feet west of Ben T. Davis Beach.

Original Story on Friday, Nov. 17: Tampa and Clearwater police have reopened the westbound lanes of the Courtney Campbell Causeway at the boat ramp following an early-morning crash.

The crash involved serious injuries, according to Clearwater police. It happened around 3:15 a.m. Thursday.

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