Tampa Bay Times

Tampa woman, 20, dies in wrong-way U.S. 41 collision

- BY DENNIS JOYCE Times Staff Writer Florida’s public records law. Contact Dennis Joyce at djoyce@tampabay.com. Follow @DMPJoyce

PALM RIVER/CLAIRMEL — A 20-year-old Tampa woman driving the wrong way died when she collided nearly head-on with another car along U.S. 41 south of Tampa on Sunday morning.

The other driver, a 21-year-old Tampa woman, received critical injuries in the collision just before 7 a.m. on U.S. 41 near Old U.S. 41, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Neither woman was wearing a seatbelt, the Highway Patrol said.

The first car, a Chevrolet, was headed north in the southbound lanes of U.S. 41 for unknown reasons when it struck a southbound Nissan. The cars collided nearly head-on, rotated and came to rest in the median and southbound lanes.

The Highway Patrol did not release the women’s names because of its interpreta­tion of Marsy’s Law, a voter-approved amendment to the state Constituti­on that was meant to protect crime victims but that deprives the public of informatio­n long available under

 ?? Florida Highway Patrol ?? One Tampa woman died and another was critically injured Sunday in a wrong-way crash on U.S. 41.
Florida Highway Patrol One Tampa woman died and another was critically injured Sunday in a wrong-way crash on U.S. 41.

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