Ashley Sandoval Critically Hurt, Sahirys and Rodner Sandoval Seriously Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash on Interstate 27 in Hillsborough
Hillsborough, Florida (December 27, 2017) – Three children sustained critical and serious injuries on Wednesday night in a hit-and-run collision on Interstate 75 in Hillsborough County, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
The two-vehicle crash occurred at around 8:25 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, on I-75 near the State Road 674 exit.
Troopers said Jesus Sandoval, 35, of Ruskin was driving a 2004 Ford Explorer southbound on I-75 when he was rear-ended by a white Ford F-150 pickup truck.
The crash caused the Sandoval vehicle to travel into the center median and overturned.
Two children who were passengers in the Explorer were ejected from the vehicle. The two were identified as Ashley Sandoval, 6, who was not wearing a seatbelt and Sahirys Sandoval, 8, who was wearing a seatbelt.
Ashley sustained critical injuries and Sahirys suffered serious injuries.
Another passenger in the Explorer, Rodner Sandoval, 10, was not wearing a seatbelt but was not ejected from the vehicle. Rodner suffered serious injuries.
Jesus sustained minor injuries in the crash. He and the three passengers were all transported to Tampa General Hospital.
Police are looking for the driver of the Ford F-150 pickup who drove off after the crash and ditched the vehicle on southbound I-75 near the 229 milepost.