• January 18, 2017

Michael Wimbley, Tyronda Sampson Killed, Two Hurt in Accident in Tampa, FL

Tampa, FL -- An alleged alcohol related three-vehicle collision claimed the lives of Michael Wimbley and Tyronda Sampson and left two people with injuries in Tampa, FL Sunday, January 15, 2017.

It appears the initial collision occurred at North 34th Street and East Lake Avenue about 11:32 p.m.

Officials say a Chevy was eastbound on East Lake Avenue when it was struck at the intersection by a car driven by Rico Taylor, 35. The first crash lead to a subsequent collision with a third vehicle. Two occupants of the Chevy, 28-year-old Michael Wimbley, and Tyronda Sampson, 23, were killed at the scene of the incident. Two occupants of the third vehicle were left with undisclosed injuries. A 3-year-old child in the Chevy was uninjured in the collision.

Though authorities are conducting the investigation, they claim Mr. Taylor was driving while impaired at the time of the incident.

It is claimed Mr. Taylor fled the scene of the incident.

He has since been charged with multiple offenses related to the collision.

The official investigation is ongoing and may reveal more details as it concludes.

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