The Pinto Crash in Spring Hill

What we know about the victims and driver in the crash that hurt 25 sheriff’s recruits in a sport utility vehicle:

• In the early morning at about 2:45 a.m., the Pinto left a party on the corner of East Third Street and West Sixth Street in Spring Hill. It was going east on the street when it crashed into a parked pickup. The Pinto was driven by 19-year-old Joshua Lee, then 16, who was ejected and killed. Joshua’s father, Jeremy was treated for minor injuries and is out of the hospital.

• The driver and first passenger were 18 and 21-year-old. They were injured. The driver and passenger remain hospitalized. Both suffered moderate to severe injuries. They were both in stable condition late Monday evening.

• Another three victims were found in a vehicle on the other side of the crash scene. They were treated at the scene and released, but were later transported to St. Petersburg Health Hospital.

• The other victim is a 19-year-old female student from Florida, who has not been identified.

• The driver is a 29-year-old male from Florida, who has not yet been identified.

• The other two victims are male students from Ohio, who were hospitalized.

• The driver was arrested for moving violations, possession of drugs and DUI.

• The passenger was arrested for DUI.

• At the time of the crash, the Pinto was registered to the 17-year-old, who lives on Fifth Street in Spring Hill.

• The passenger is a 14-year-old male who lives on West Fourth Street in Spring Hill. He is also the owner of the vehicle.

• The first victim is a 32-year-old female from Kentucky who was driving and also ejected. She was not injured.

• The driver is 18 and resides on East Fourth Street.

• The second victim is a 17-year-old female from Ohio, who was driving, and whose vehicle traveled into a light pole. She was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment.

• The other victim is a 20-year-old male from Indiana, who was driving, and whose vehicle went into a curb. He was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for a minor head injury.

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