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Apollo Beach man dies in truck crash

GIBSONTON — An Apollo Beach man died Friday morning when the truck he was driving crashed into a guardrail on U.S. 41, authorities said.

Kent Allen Smith, 67, was headed north on the highway about 9:40 a.m. in a Ford F150 pickup when he veered off the right side near Bullfrog Creek, according to Hillsborough County deputies. The truck slammed into a guardrail, then swerved west and crashed into a concrete barrier.

Deputies arrived and tried to revive Smith, officials said. He was taken to South Bay Hospital, where he died.

Crash investigators were trying to determine why Smith veered off the road.

Apollo Beach man dies in truck crash 06/20/14 [Last modified: Friday, June 20, 2014 3:51pm]
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