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Third teen dies after SUV crashes head-on with semi-truck

It happened early Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 92 in Hillsborough County.


Florida Highway Patrol said the third teen involved in this crash, Edgar Ashton Ortiz, 14, died on Sunday from his injuries.


Two teenagers were killed and another hurt after the SUV they were in crashed head-on into a semi-truck.

It happened around 12:38 a.m. Saturday on U.S. Highway 92 at Turkey Creek Road in Hillsborough County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers say Camilo Mustacchio, 17, of Dover, was driving a Ford Escape west on U.S. 92 when he crossed the centerline and crashed into a semi-truck head-on. Mustacchio and a passenger, Lexi Lapointe,15, of Seffner, were killed. Another passenger in the SUV, 14-year-old Edgar Ortiz, of Plant City, was critically injured.

The driver of the truck, Petar Lakic, 61, of St. Petersburg, was seriously injured.

According to the FHP crash report, no one in the SUV was wearing seatbelts.

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