LITHIA — A 46-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night after his pickup rammed a car, which caught on fire, rolled into a ditch and killed the driver, authorities said.
Jeffrey Scott Bair of Lithia remained in jail Wednesday on a charge of DUI manslaughter.
The victim was not immediately identified.
Bair was driving a 2001 Ford F250 north on County Road 39 toward the intersection of Old Welcome Road just before 11 p.m. Tuesday when his truck rear-ended a 1989 Honda in front of him, deputies said.
The Honda caught fire, spun off the road and rolled into a ditch, deputies said. The unidentified driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Bair refused to undergo a blood alcohol screening at the time of his arrest early Wednesday.
He was charged with DUI in February 2003, according to Hillsborough County jail records.