Driver Dies in One-Car Crash on Selmon Expressway
The driver was not wearing a seat belt when his SUV left the roadway, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A man died Wednesday (Jan. 6) morning when the SUV he was driving left the road at an expressway exit, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The man’s name is being withheld pending notification of his death to relatives, but the FHP said he was a 31 year old from Mexico.
FHP troopers say the man was driving a 2004 Ford SUV eastbound on the lower deck of the Selmon Expressway (SR 618) about 9:38 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 6). He left the expressway at Exit 11 (U.S.41) and veered onto the right paved shoulder striking the concrete wall. The SUV continuedout of control back to the left across the roadway onto the grass and then back to the rightacross the roadway onto the grass shoulder striking a guard rail and splitting the guard rail in half. The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle. He suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.
For information about the FHP, go to flhsmv.gov.
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