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Tampa woman dies from injuries sustained in I-75 crash

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The cause of the crash is being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol. The cause of the crash is being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol.
According to an FHP report Portis, 76. was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene. According to an FHP report Portis, 76. was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene.
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - A 76-year-old Tampa woman died Saturday from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 75.

Gloria Jean Portis was pronounced dead at the scene. She was a backseat passenger in the 1999 Pontiac Grand AM driven by 20-year-old Kalen Darell Guest of Tampa.
 
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According to a Florida Highway Patrol report Guest was heading north approaching the Fowler Ave. overpass when for unknown reasons the vehicle left the roadway. The car traveled into the center median where the left side of the vehicle collided with the guardrail.

Following impact it rotated clockwise and traveled back across all lanes of northbound I-75 where it left the roadway for a second time. The car traveled across the right shoulder where the front of the vehicle struck a concrete barrier wall.

Guest and another passenger – 18-year-old Jordan Malik Guest of Miami – suffered minor injuries and were transported to Tampa General Hospital where they were treated and released. Both men were wearing seatbelts.

Portis was not wearing a seatbelt.

No charges have been filed as the investigation continues.

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