TAMPA, FL – A wrong-way crash on Interstate 275 claimed the life of a Tampa police officer early Tuesday morning, according to WTSP.
The victim, 45-year-old Jesse Madsen, was a highly decorated 16-year veteran of the Tampa Police Department. Police said a 25-year-old driver was speeding and going the wrong way on I-275 near Hillsborough Avenue and Sligh Avenue at about 1 a.m. His car slammed into Officer Madsen’s patrol car, and both drivers were killed.
Officer Madsen was a U.S. Marine combat veteran who leaves behind a wife and three children.
I-275 was shut down in both directions for the crash investigation before reopening later in the morning.
A highway accident involving a wrong-way driver can have disastrous consequences, including serious injuries and fatalities. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a reckless wrong-way driver, a Tampa Car Accident Lawyer at Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group can guide you through the legal process and fight for you to receive maximum possible compensation. Call us today at 727-325-5512 to request your free consultation.
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