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They Paid for Beer, with their Lives

They Paid for Beer, with their Lives

TAMPA (970 WFLA) -- Three people are dead and a fourth is in the hospital, after their SUV careened into a concrete wall and flipped over.

Tampa police say they had just stolen beer from the 7-Eleven store at Columbus Drive and Himes Avenue, around 8 last night. They then roared down Columbus, as the driver of a Toyota truck hurriedly got out of the way.

The S-U-V ran into a wall at Matanzas Avenue, then turned over several times. Two men and a woman died at the scene... a fourth passenger is at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Lorenzo Monteagudo, an eyewitness, tells WFLA-TV (News Channel 8) the Jeep Grand Cherokee hit the edge of the wall before flipping over, and that the female passenger was ejected. 


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