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2 dead, 2 injured after crash on Courtney Campbell Causeway

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Posted at 5:21 AM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 18:19:50-04

TAMPA, Fla. — The Courtney Campbell Causeway reopened late Wednesday morning after being closed in both directions as authorities investigated a crash that killed two people, left a third in critical condition, and a fourth injured.

Tampa Police said the call for the crash came in just after 3:40 a.m. It involved two vehicles.

Traffic homicide investigators believe that a 2017 Nissan GT-R driven by Joshua Roelof rear-ended a 2005 Kia Sorrento with four people inside.

All four people in the Kia Sorrento were ejected. When TPD and Clearwater Police Department Officers arrived at the scene they rendered medical aid to the victims. Two men were pronounced dead at the scene and one 36-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman were transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Detectives believe alcohol and improper seatbelt use were a factor in this crash.

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Tampa Police Traffic Homicide Detectives will take over the investigation. Clearwater Police assisted with the investigation and traffic control.