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St. Petersburg wrong-way driver killed after head-on crash on US 301 in Riverview

Posted at 9:50 AM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 20:15:37-04

RIVERVIEW, Fla. — A St. Petersburg man was killed after driving the wrong way on U.S. 301 in Riverview Thursday night.

Anthony Shaw, 45, was driving a 2001 Acura 3.2 TL southbound in the northbound lanes of U.S. 301 when he crashed head-on with a 2017 Chevrolet pickup truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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Troopers said Shaw died at the scene.

The driver of the pickup truck, Deborah Fordom, a 62-year-old from Riverview, was transported to Tampa General Hospital. She's being treated for serious injuries.

"Troopers are working to determine if alcohol, a medical emergency or a combination of both on the part of Shaw played a role in the crash," according to FHP.

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