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Man dies in fiery Tampa crash

TAMPA — A man is dead after his pickup truck Monday afternoon veered off Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and struck a parked delivery truck, bursting into flames.

Police identified the victim as Robert Ormsby, 53, of Tampa. Police said they are investigating why he lost control of his pickup.

The crash occurred just before 5 p.m. west of N 40th Street. When officers arrived, the pickup was engulfed in flames. They tried to put out the fire with extinguishers and 5-gallon buckets of water.

Tampa Fire crews quickly arrived, authorities said, but Ormsby could not be saved.

Man dies in fiery Tampa crash 09/24/12 [Last modified: Monday, September 24, 2012 9:40pm]
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