Jacksonville woman killed in I-75 crash

A 19-year-old Jacksonville woman was killed this afternoon in a crash on northbound Interstate 75 in Hillsborough County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.


According to a report, at 1 p.m., a 1994 Ford Mustang driven by Emaleigh Dawn Rivell was headed north on I-75 south of State Road 60 when for unknown reasons it veered to the left and went off the roadway. It went into the center grass median and began to spin, then struck the center guardrail and overturned. It then went over the guardrail and landed in the median of the southbound lanes., FHP said.


Rivell died at the scene, according to the FHP. Her passenger, John Rowland Harper, 21, of Orlando, received minor injuries.