1 Dead, 2 Others Injured Following Crash On I-75

A driver who caused a wrong-way crash on Interstate-75 has died, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP officials said the crash injured two other people. 

The crash happened in the northbound lanes, east of U.S. Highway 27, about 11:50 p.m. Monday, leaving I-75 northbound shut down for hours.

According to troopers, 23-year-old Flavia Pinto, of Pembroke Pines, was driving south in the northbound lanes at the time of the crash. They said she hit a pickup truck with Jose Carabeo and Cindy Sanchez Carabeo, of Valrico, inside. 

Carabeo and Sanchez Carabeo were taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

A third car driven by 29-year-old Reynier Diaz, of Naples, was also involved, but he was not injured.

Toxicology tests on the driver who caused the crash are pending.

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