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Mom killed, her two sons hospitalized in single-car crash on I-75 South in Hillsborough County

Posted at 8:36 PM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 10:12:54-04

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. -- State troopers say a mother is dead and two of her children are hospitalized after a single-vehicle crash on I-75 Tuesday night.

The Florida Highway Patrol responded to a call of a crash on I-75 near SR-674 in Hillsborough County a little before 6:30 p.m. According to state troopers, a Hyundai Santa Fe was traveling south on I-75 in the inside lane near SR-674.

The Hyundai was traveling at a high speed and overtook a slower vehicle, state troopers said. The driver of the Hyundai, later identified as 27-year-old Jona Kay Wright, lost control of the car, ran off the road and overturned multiple times in the media, state troopers said.

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Wright died in the hospital following the crash. The two passengers, both identified as Wright's son, were transported to St. Joseph's South for minor injuries.

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