Kissimmee man arrested after wrong-way crash near Tampa

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A Kissimmee man was arrested Thursday, accused of causing a crash that sent two people to the hospital.


The crash happened at 1:45 a.m. on SR-589 in Hillsborough County, just to the south of SR-568.

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According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 45-year-old Ramon Rivera, from Kissimmee, was driving an Infiniti Q50 southbound in the northbound travel lanes of SR-589 when an Acura TL that was headed northbound collided with Rivera’s car nearly head-on.

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A man and woman in their 20s from Trinity were taken to an area hospital with serious injuries.

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Troopers say Rivera also suffered injuries described as “minor” and was later arrested by FHP for driving under the influence involving serious injury.

FHP’s investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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