TAMPA, FL. (THECOUNT) — Seffner, Florida woman, Patricia Ann Merek, has been identified as the victim killed in a single-vehicle crash on Tampa Selmon Expressway Wednesday, according to Thursday morning reports.

Merek, 54, was operating a vehicle on FL-618 along the connector to eastbound Interstate 4, when for unknown reasons, she crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around midnight, FHP reports.


The Toyota Camry made contact with a concrete barrier wall causing it to rotate, striking a barrier wall, before coming to a rest.

Merek was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, reports TampaBay.

An investigation into the cause of the crash remains open.


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