Crime

Ruskin woman dies in Manatee crash

MANATEE -- A Ruskin woman died early Saturday following a head-on collision on Interstate 275, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Jill K. Ashby, 37, was driving a Nissan Altima southbound in the inside lane of northbound I-275 near mile marker No. 3 at 2:30 a.m., a FHP report states.

Ashby’s car struck a Dodge pickup driven by a 50-year-old Clearwater man. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition, according to the report.

Northbound I-275 was closed until about 6 a.m.

It is unknown at this time if the crash was alcohol-related.

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