“Tampa woman, 19, killed in rollover crash on I-75”
Russell Colleran, 19, was driving a Dodge Caliber north on I-75 shortly after 10 p.m, the report said. Five passengers were in the vehicle with him at the time.
The vehicle was about six miles south of State Road 50 when, for unknown reasons, he drove off the road and onto the grass shoulder, the report said.
The vehicle overturned several times, and Tessa Byers, 19, who was in the rear seat, was thrown from the vehicle and onto the shoulder, the report said.
Byers died from her injuries at the scene of the crash.
Colleran sustained serious injuries and was taken to Pasco Regional Medical Center for treatment.
The other four passengers, ranging in age from 20 to 22, sustained minor injuries.
The Florida Highway Patrol said Colleran and the other four passengers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. However, Byers was not, the report said.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.
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