A crash between a pickup truck and a car sent two drivers to the hospital, one with critical injuries, in Manatee County on Thursday, September 12th. The crash took place on I-75 at the intersection with State Road 70.
Police say that 32-year-old Nathan Teuten of Myakka City, FL was driving in the right lane of I-75 attempting to turn onto the SR 70 exit ramp. At the same time, 45-year-old David Michael Kulju of Tampa was driving a Toyota 4Runner, also approaching the intersection. Kulju failed to stop for a red traffic signal and entered the intersection where he collided with Teuten's vehicle and one another vehicle. Kulju suffered critical injuries while Teuten sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of a third vehicle involved in the crash, 19-year-old Julie Isabella Morrell, was not injured in the crash.