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Passenger killed when SUV flips on entry ramp

By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published December 22, 2002

TAMPA -- An Illinois man was killed early Saturday when the 1993 Jeep Cherokee in which he was a passenger overturned on a southbound entry ramp to Interstate 275.

The accident happened about 1 a.m. when Joshua Sloan, 20, was driving onto the Ashley Drive entrance to I-275. Sloan lost control of the SUV and it overturned, Tampa police said. Aaron Walton, 21, of Mt. Zion, Illinois, was riding in the right front seat and was ejected. He died at the scene.

Sloan suffered minor injuries. Another passenger, Robert Stephenson, 21, was unhurt.

The entrance ramp remained closed for several hours after the crash. Authorities said they are still investigating the accident.

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