Zephyrhills Man Dies in Car Crash
The man suffered a medical emergency before the crash.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A Zephyrhills man died in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday (Dec. 7), the Florida Highway Patrol said.
James R. Smith, 70, of Zephyrhills, died at the scene.
Mr. Smith was driving a 2007 GMC pickup north on State Road 39 north of Patrinostro Road when he suffered a medical emergency and lost control of the truck. The truck left the road and went onto the shoulder where it first hit a mailbox and then a ditch before becoming airborne and colliding with a tree, troopers said.
For information about the Florida Highway Patrol, go to flhsmv.gov.
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