Racing on the highway is a crime in Florida because, as law enforcement knows, it can lead to tragic outcomes.
Police allegations are that street racing led to the death of a pedestrian pushing a baby stroller and serious injuries of the child in that stroller.The result is tragic for all involved.
Police say street racing led to the death of a mom pushing her young daughter in a stroller across Bayshore Blvd. Now, three people are under arrest.
It happened just before noon Wednesday, at the spot where W. Knights Avenue meets Bayshore.
Tampa police have arrested 18-year-old Cameron Coyle Herrin and 20-year-old Tristan Christopher Herrin, who are said to live at the same address in South Tampa, and 17-year-old John Alexander Barrineau, who lives on W. Knights Avenue, blocks from the crash.
City of Tampa workers will begin replacing speed limit signs on Bayshore Boulevard with 35 mph signs on Friday.
It comes after a woman pushing her 21-month-old daughterin a stroller was struck and killed Wednesday by a car that police say was racing another along the road. [Times files]