PLANT CITY, Fla. - A driver is behind bars after deputies say he caused a deadly crash involving two motorcyclists in Plant City Saturday evening.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, 35-year-old Daniel Campos Castro was driving without a valid license and exhibited signs of impairment.
Craig Simon lives near the intersection and says it's known for crashes.
"People cut the corner. People will go way out into the intersection and won't stop," Simon said.
According to deputies, Castro was driving south down Mud Lake Road toward Holloway Road just before 7:30 p.m.
When he approached the intersection, deputies said he pulled out and didn't see the two motorcyclists traveling westbound down Holloway. Both motorcyclists crashed into his truck. One of the motorcyclists was pronounced dead at the scene. The other suffered several broken bones and was transported to Tampa General Hospital.
Simon says the crash simply hits too close to home.
"Don't cut the corner. Everyone wants to cut the corner. My son almost got hit head-on by someone cutting the corner," Simon said.
Simon, who's lived near the intersection for more than 38 years, says it's known for crashes, including one from just a few months ago.
"She thought someone was trying to run the stop sign and came out real fast so she maneuvered to left, overcompensated and rolled her car three times," he recalled.
Currently, the three-way intersection has one stop sign, but Simon said he wants to see more done before something like this happens again.
"Please look at the records of wrecks that have happened there. I know they can get with the sheriff's office and find that out," Simon said.
At this time, deputies are not releasing the names of the victims, citing Marsy's Law.
As for Castro, he's currently being charged with one count driving without a license, but more charges are expected to follow.