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Man collapses, dies, after getting out of malfunctioning car

ST. PETERSBURG — A 74-year-old man died Tuesday afternoon after safely exiting his car when mechanical problems disabled it. The man got out of the car but then collapsed into the road.

Alfred Lanfear Stageberg was driving a 1972 Dodge Charger east in the inside lane of 54th Avenue N approaching 28th Street N, according to Florida Highway Patrol. When the car came to the intersection, something malfunctioned and the car shut down.

Troopers said Stageberg left the car but then "suffered a medical condition" and fell to the ground. It's not clear what exactly happened to the man.

He was taken to Northside Hospital, where he died, troopers said. The incident remains under investigation.

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