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FHP: 2 people dead, 3 injured following fiery crash on I-4 in Tampa

Troopers say impairment was likely a factor in the crash.

TAMPA, Fla. — Two people are dead and three people are seriously injured following a fiery two-car crash early Wednesday morning on Interstate 4, Florida Highway Patrol troopers say. 

It happened around 1:42 a.m. on I-4 near 50th Street in Tampa. 

Troopers say an Audi R8 was speeding in the outside lane approaching 50th Street. A Toyota Camry was driving in the inside center lane. 

As it was speeding, the Audi moved to the inside center lane and crashed into the rear of the Camry, troopers say. 

The collision caused the Camry to rotate and catch fire before it spun out along the outside shoulder of I-4, FHP says. 

After hitting the Camry, the Audi moved to the inside shoulder, collided with a guardrail, and skidded back across the highway to the outside shoulder, troopers say. 

The agency says both people inside the Camry died as a result of the fiery crash. 

FHP reports alcohol is believed to be a factor for the Audi driver who is hospitalized with serious injuries. The Audi's two passengers also remain in the hospital.

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