Man runs red light, causes fatal accident

TAMPA - Two cars and a truck were involved in a fatal accident Saturday afternoon, Tampa police said.

Officials reported that Ramon Ortiz-Velazquez was driving his pick-up truck on Columbus Drive when he ran a red light.

Velazquez was struck on the passenger side of the truck by a Buick driven by Iziah Wyche, who was coming off I-4 east bound on the exit ramp.

The truck rolled several times after the impact before it hit the traffic light post, pinning Velazquez inside.

Wyche was spun around and struck a car stopped at the light west bound on Columbus Drive.

Velazquez sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene.

Wyche suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital by a family member. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.

The driver of the third vehicle was unharmed.

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