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Dump truck driver dies in crash

WIMAUMA — A dump truck driver died Friday when his vehicle overturned on State Road 674, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Ismael Rodriguez-Rodriguez, 58, of Wimauma, was hauling sand for J&M Paving just east of Chert Rock Trail when he lost control of his 1995 GMC dump truck, troopers said.

The truck veered right and Rodriguez-Rodriguez over-corrected, causing the truck to overturn. He was ejected out of the passenger window and the sand spilled across all lanes of travel.

A medical helicopter rushed Rodriguez-Rodriguez to Tampa General Hospital, where he died of his injuries Friday afternoon.

No charges have been filed as the investigation of the crash continues.

Dump truck driver dies in crash 02/24/12 [Last modified: Friday, February 24, 2012 5:12pm]
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