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Man charged with vehicular homicide after April crash

TAMPA - A 24-year-old man was charged Monday with two counts of vehicular homicide in an April 12 crash on North Dale Mabry Highway that killed two men, troopers said. Isaac Henry Baker also faces a charge of driving without a license, said Sgt. Steve Gaskins, spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol. Baker was driving a 2008 Ford pickup north in Carrollwood, on Dale Mabry Highway south of Stall Road, with two passengers in the bed when he lost control, Gaskins said. The Ford swerved to the left, hit the grass median and overturned into the southbound lanes, Gaskins said.
Neco Jones, 18 and Benjamin Fowler, 20, who were riding in the back of the truck, were ejected. Jones was hit by a second vehicle as he lay in the road and died at the scene, Gaskins said. Fowler was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he died, Gaskins said. Three other passengers in the truck received serious injuries. A sixth passenger in the truck received minor injuries.
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