ST. PETERSBURG – A Largo man died at the scene of a one-vehicle crash about 9:25 a.m. Wednesday, April 16.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Jose Quinones, 35, was traveling southbound on I-275 when he exited onto the ramp to 118th Avenue. As he was traversing a right curve on the ramp, he lost control of his 2002 Ford Explorer and traveled onto the inside shoulder.
Troopers say he then overcorrected to the right, traveled back across the single-lane ramp and onto the grassy shoulder on the north side of the road. The vehicle overturned multiple times. Quinones, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected for the vehicle. He died at the scene.
His passenger, Melissa Lopez, 31, of Largo, was wearing a seat belt. She suffered serious injuries and was transported to Bayfront Medical Care.