Man dead, children critically injured in Englewood crash

- A man was killed and two children are in critical condition after a deadly crash in Englewood.

The crash happened Saturday just after 5 p.m. at Dearborn Street and Oxford Drive.

The Florida Highway Patrol said 58-year-old Thomas Stapleton was driving his Mazda northbound on Oxford Drive when he ran the stop sign at Dearborn Street. Stapleton crashed into the side of a Ford Fusion and his vehicle overturned. Troopers said Stapleton was killed.

The driver of the Ford, 45-year-old Denise Tapalaga, suffered serious injuries. Her passengers, 9-year-old Matthew Tapalaga and 11-year-old Kevin Tapalaga, were both taken to All Children's Hospital in critical condition.

FHP said the crash remains under investigation.

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