Joseph Esguerra, 26, of 8927 Sheppard Drive, Lake Wales, and Veronica Dietz, 26, of 3010 Binnicker Ave., Tampa, died after the car crashed and the two flew out, Tampa Police Department spokesman Joe Durkin said.
Skid marks stretched 130 feet along MacDill Avenue leading to the gate. Durkin said investigators estimated the car had slowed down to 60 mph when it crashed.
Skid marks stretched 130 feet along S MacDill Avenue toward the unmanned gate guarding MacDill Air Force Base.; Photo: PHOTO, THOMAS M. GOETHE