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Man dies after crashing into pole on Memorial Highway

TAMPA — A Dunedin man died Thursday after losing control of a sport utility vehicle on Memorial Highway and crashing into a power pole, according to Hillsborough sheriff's deputies.

Theodore R. Tatomer, 55, was heading north at 10:51 a.m. when the 1995 Ford Explorer he was driving veered off the road and hit the pole. After crashing, he stepped out of the SUV and collapsed. He was pronounced dead at St. Joseph's Hospital.

It was unclear whether Tatomer died from injuries in the crash or from another medical condition. The crash remains under investigation.

Tampa Electric was working to replace the damaged power pole. At least one lane of the highway remained closed Thursday afternoon.

Man dies after crashing into pole on Memorial Highway 06/05/14 [Last modified: Thursday, June 5, 2014 3:46pm]

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