‘Over 100 Miles Per Hour’ DUI Crash On I-4 Early Sunday Now Fatal, 24-Year-Old Tampa Woman Arrested

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – A 24-year-old Tampa woman is behind bars this morning after blasting past a a FHP Trooper at over 100 miles per hour, crashing recklessly.

According to Troopers, at 1:38 AM, an FHP sergeant was traveling eastbound on SR-400 just east of Mango Road. The
sergeant, using moving mode radar, clocked a silver Hyundai Elantra traveling westbound at 111 MPH. The sergeant pulled into the median and again clocked the Hyundai at 111 MPH in stationary mode.

Without slowing, the vehicle passed the sergeant who then turned to overtake and stop the Hyundai. Using the same direction mode radar, the sergeant once again clocked the vehicle at 111 MPH. The sergeant was able to overtake the Hyundai and as he did the driver turned hard to the right, entered the shoulder, and became airborne after hitting the embankment running parallel to the interstate.

Troopers say once airborne, the Hyundai traveled over an FDOT fence and collided with a Ford F250 pickup truck parked at Gator Ford.

Still, in motion, the vehicle struck a concrete light pole and a palm tree before finally overturning at final rest in the parking lot. As the Hyundai overturned, the 19-year-old passenger was thrown from the front passenger seat to the rear seats of the vehicle as the other two passengers were completely ejected from the vehicle.

The driver, Jennifer Carvajal, 24, Tampa, the only occupant of the vehicle that was restrained, suffered minor injuries and was later arrested by FHP Troopers for Reckless Driving-Serious Injury, DUI-Serious Injury, multiple counts of DUI Property Damage, No Driver License-Serious Injury, and Violation of Probation for DUI Manslaughter.

Jennifer Carvajal, Previous Booking Photo

The passengers, a 19-year-old man from Plant City and a 20-year-old woman from Plant City, suffered serious injuries. The third passenger has been identified as a 22-year-old Plant City man and authorities said that Sunday evening, the man died from injuries sustained in the crash.

FHP says that the charges against Jennifer Carvajal will be upgraded to reflect the fatality.                        

Other News: 2 Killed In Zephyrhills Head-On Crash Sunday Morning At Eiland Blvd. And Skipper Ln.


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3 Replies to “‘Over 100 Miles Per Hour’ DUI Crash On I-4 Early Sunday Now Fatal, 24-Year-Old Tampa Woman Arrested”

  1. Sounds like she’s going away for a while… Im surprised no one had fatal injuries.

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