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Driver dies in SUV crash on I-275 in Tampa

TAMPA — A man died early Thursday when the sport utility vehicle he was driving ran off the road and overturned on Interstate 275 in north Tampa.

Otis D. Bailey, 43, of Wesley Chapel was headed south in the center lane of the interstate about 3 a.m. when he veered into the inside lane just north of Fowler Avenue, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Bailey over corrected to the right and ran onto the road's west shoulder, slamming into a guardrail before becoming airborne and rolling down a slope.

The SUV hit a support beam for a traffic sign then came to rest against a concrete wall, troopers said. Bailey died at the scene.

The crash remained under investigation.

Driver dies in SUV crash on I-275 in Tampa 12/19/13 [Last modified: Thursday, December 19, 2013 3:14pm]
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