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1 dead in 5-car crash in Tampa, police say

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Posted at 3:06 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 15:06:13-04

TAMPA, Fla. -- One person is dead after a five-car wreck in Tampa on Monday morning.

The Tampa Police Department responded to a call of a crash at the intersection of Columbus Drive near Himes Avenue around 9:30 a.m.

According to TPD, a driver stopped at a red light and was rear ended by another who was approaching the westbound lanes of Columbus Drive. The crash then caused a chain reaction, ultimately leading to a total of five cars being involved, police say.

The driver who was rear ended was killed in the crash, TPD said. The driver who hit the stopped car was taken to the hospital.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Charges have not been formally announced as of Monday afternoon.

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