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Lithia man accused of DUI manslaughter in fiery crash

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.

Lithia man accused of DUI manslaughter in fiery crash 07/27/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 10:49am]
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