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Driver loses control, dies in crash in Hernando County

SPRING HILL — A 31-year-old man lost control of his pickup truck and died in a single-car crash early Monday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Michael A. Bridgewater was northbound on Bayridge Court in a 2001 Chevy pickup when he lost control on a right curve in the road about 1:30 a.m., according to FHP.

The truck traveled onto the southbound shoulder and hit a garbage can before heading northeast and back on to the road. The truck turned over onto its left side and Bridgewater was partially ejected from the truck.

Bridgewater was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Passenger Michelle L. Olshefski, 33, was treated for minor injuries at Oak Hill Hospital. She wore a seat belt.

Driver loses control, dies in crash in Hernando County 05/23/11 [Last modified: Monday, May 23, 2011 1:34pm]
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