Hillsborough County

Ruskin mother killed in crash on I-75, 2 children injured

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - A mother is dead and her two children were injured when the woman lost control of her car after becoming aggressive toward another driver on Interstate 75 on Tuesday.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Jona Wright, 27, of Ruskin, was driving south on I-75 in the inside lane, approaching SR-674.

Wright was traveling at a high rate of speed and overtook a slower vehicle while making aggressive hand gestures for the driver to leave the lane.

She then lost control of her vehicle, which left the road and overturned multiple times in the median.

Wight was taken to an area hospital, where she later died of her injuries.

The driver’s two children, ages 6 and 10, suffered minor injuries and were taken to St. Joseph’s South for medical care.


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