A Gibsonton woman died late Thursday afternoon in a car crash with a Ford Expedition and veering into a lake.
Sheila Creel’s red Mazda was struck at the intersection of Gornto Lake Road and Providence Lakes Boulevard by a large Ford Expedition, which sent her car flying into the pond that abuts the intersection.
According to media reports, two drivers in the car behind the Expedition got out at the scene and dove into the pond in an attempt to extricate Creel. Ultimately, the drivers had to wait for Hillsborough County Fire Rescue to arrive and remove Creel. Hillsborough County Fire rescue said that it took approximately 11 minutes to remove Creel from the vehicle.
She was then taken to Brandon Regional Hospital, where she tragically died.
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