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Wrong-way DUI crash leaves Valrico driver in critical condition

Hillsborough County
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Two people were hospitalized with serious injuries after a wrong-way crash early Wednesday in Hillsborough County.

The accident occurred at about 12:00 a.m. on State Road 60. 

According to an FHP report, 70-year-old Walter Pfeifer was driving a 2017 Jeep Cherokee, heading west in the eastbound inside lane when the vehicle collided with a 2012 Chevrolet Corvette, just east of Miller Road.

Matthew Bell, 34, of Valrico, suffered critical injuries and was rushed to Tampa General Hospital. His condition is unknown.

Pfeifer sustained serious injuries and was also taken to Tampa General.

Investigators suspect both drivers were impaired. Charges are pending, according to the report. 

The crash forced the closure of all eastbound lanes of State Road 60 until the traffic investigation was completed around 6:30 a.m.

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