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2 die when SUV crashes into cars in emergency lane

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Posted at 3:34 PM, May 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-13 15:34:00-04

LARGO, Fla. (AP) - Police say two people are dead after a sports-utility vehicle crashed into their stopped vehicles after veering into a highway emergency lane.

The Tampa Bay Times reports the crash happened just before 10 p.m. Friday along U.S. 19 in Largo.

Largo police say the driver of the SUV, Cesar Gonzalez-Calderon, hit a car after leaving the travel lane. The car hit a van. Both drivers were standing outside their vehicles and both later died at a hospital. They were not immediately identified.

Gonzalez-Calderon was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the investigation into the cause of the crash is continuing. It was not clear whether any charges would be filed.