In Tampa, Reporter Leaves WFTS After Confrontation

By Andrew Gauthier 

St. Petersburg Times

Reporter Ty Wilson resigned from Tampa ABC affiliate WFTS-Ch. 28 on Wednesday, less than a week after an angry confrontation at an accident scene with staff from a crane company involved in a multiple car accident in Tampa.

The incident happened as Wilson was rushing to interview the driver of a 41-ton crane that careened into a busy intersection Sept. 16, triggering a chain reaction of crashes that seriously injured a Hillsborough sheriff’s deputy and sent seven others to the hospital, according to sheriff’s department spokesman Larry McKinnon. More…