Zephyrhills Crash Kills Three

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla.  (CBS Tampa) –  A three-vehicle crash near Zephyrhills left three people dead on Sunday morning.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the Florida Highway Patrol reported that the three people who died were not wearing their seat belts.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the crash occurred on State Road 54 around 11 a.m.  A two-door Toyota, driven by Dustin Diaz, swerved in the westbound lane to avoid colliding with a Volkswagen stopped in traffic.  The Volkswagen was sent into the shoulder and the two-door Toyota continued to swerve into the east-bound lanes, hitting a four-door Toyota.

Three passengers of the four-door Toyota died at the scene.  They were identified as Lavon L. Hartman, 90, Charles W. Anken, 78, and Georgianna L. Anken, 77.  The driver of the car, Wayne Laribee, 75, and his wife Elizabeth Laribee, 70, were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The driver of the Volkswagen, Deborah Wright, 64, and passenger Darlene Petersen, 79, were not injured from the incident.

Diaz, 22, of Wesley Chapel, was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in critical condition.

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