A Gibsonton man died Friday night after his car went off the road, hit a ditch and came to rest against the side of a house in Riverview, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.
Benny R. Looney was heading west on Gibsonton Drive near Mathog Road when he drove off the road about 8:50 p.m. His car sideswiped two utility poles, went across a ditch and ended up alongside a home at 9622 Hagadorn Road, sheriff's investigators said.
The home was undamaged. Looney, 66, of Missouri Avenue, died after being taken to Tampa General Hospital. Alcohol is a suspected factor in the crash and Looney was not wearing a seat belt, the Sheriff's Office said. The investigation is continuing.