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Tampa Woman Killed When Drunk Driver Crashes Into Her Car, Ejecting Her From Vehicle

A 38-year-old Tampa woman was killed in a DUI crash that happened around 9:00 pm on Monday, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

TAMPA, Fla. – A 38-year-old Tampa woman was killed in a DUI crash that happened around 9:00 pm on Monday, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers say a pickup truck, driven by 26-year-old Chad Wesley Waddell, was traveling southbound on 50th Street North, approaching the intersection of East Lake Avenue.

According to investigators, a Tampa woman was driving northbound in the left turn lane of 50th Street North, had already completed a left turn onto East Lake Avenue, and was traveling westbound on East Lake Avenue.

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Troopers say the pickup truck departed the travel lane and began traveling on the west shoulder of the roadway, intercepted and collided with the passenger side of the car on East Lake Avenue.

Both vehicles rotated to the south shoulder of East Lake Avenue, and the Tampa woman was ejected from the car and suffered fatal injuries.

FHP Troopers arrested 26-year-old Chad Wesley Waddell for DUI Manslaughter and Vehicular Homicide.

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