RIVERVIEW — Deputies have identified the man who died Thursday after his car struck a tree on Big Bend Road in Riverview.
Around 7:20 p.m., Gabriel De La Cruz, 27, of Gibsonton was driving a 1996 Saturn northbound on Balm Riverview Road near Big Bend Road when he tried to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone, Hillsborough deputies said.
De La Cruz lost control of the vehicle. It crashed into a tree and the car burst into flames. De La Cruz was not wearing a seat belt, and he was thrown from the car, deputies said. He died at the scene.