Florida Highway Patrol Forces said a driver spurred another driver on Interstate 275 Tuesday afternoon lost control of the sedan and caused an accident in which three vehicles overturned.
The accident happened around 2:30 a.m. in the north lane near Roosevelt Boulevard. The troops said after the sedan driver lost control, his vehicle turned and crashed into the van to the north, then crashed into a sport utility vehicle to the north. All three vehicles overturned, police said.
The force, citing the interpretation of Marsy’s Law, which was designed to protect victims of crime, did not mention anyone involved in the accident.
They said the sedan driver was a 34-year-old man from St. Petersburg who is not injured. He was charged with racing and driving recklessly.
The van driver was a 49-year-old man from Tampa who was also unhurt. The driver of the SUV is a 58-year-old man from South Pasadena who suffered a minor injury.
The three drivers wore seat belts, police said.
Pinellas prison records show that Mark Wayne Nettles, 34, from St. Petersburg, was put in prison by the FHP on charges of racing and driving carelessly in connection with the collision on I-275 which occurred at 2:30 pm. Tuesday.
Nettles was released after he sent a $ 300 bail, records show.
No information has been released about the vehicle driven by the sedan driver.
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