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2 dead in rollover crash involving alcohol in Ybor City, TPD says

Posted at 9:46 PM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-24 18:28:29-04

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Police Department is investigating a deadly rollover crash involving alcohol near Ybor City Friday night.

Emergency crews responded to a call of a crash on North 15th Street near East 21st Avenue. According to TPD, 47-year-old Roberto Diaz was driving a Ford F-150 the wrong way on North 15th Street at a high speed, hitting several parked cars and flipping the truck on its side.

Police say the truck hit a Cadillac that was making a left turn onto 15th Street, then came to a rest on its roof.

First responders had to cut Diaz and his passenger, 62-year-old Alejandro Ocampo out of the truck. Both men were unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene, TPD says.

Neither of the men were wearing a seat belt and police say alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash.

No one else was injured, TPD says.

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