Children ages 6, 8 ejected from vehicle during crash on I-75

SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. (WFLA) – Two children were ejected from a vehicle during a crash Wednesday night on Interstate-75 in Hillsborough County.

A portion of I-75 was shut down southbound due to the crash.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a driver in a white Ford F-150 pickup truck was traveling southbound on I-75, approaching SR-674 at a high rate of speed in the center lane.

A second vehicle was traveling southbound in the same lane.

The pickup truck overtook the second vehicle and collided with it.

As the second vehicle overturned in the center grass median, two passengers, ages six and eight, were ejected.

The 6-year-old was not wearing a seat belt and was critically injured.

Two victims were taken to Tampa General Hospital by ground and one victim was flown.

The pickup truck did not stop after the crash.

Troopers located the vehicle just after 10 p.m. on I-75, near mile marker 229.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact FHP by calling *FHP or 813-558-1800.

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