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St. Petersburg driver dies on I-275 after hitting a light pole, a fence and a tree

ST. PETERSBURG — A St. Petersburg man died after running off Interstate 275 Wednesday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Troopers said Rodney Dee Sheffield, 60, was traveling too fast in heavy rain just before 4 a.m. when he lost control of his 1999 Toyota four-door. The accident happened near milepost 13 on the interstate's northbound side, troopers said.

The car went onto the interstate's shoulder and struck a light pole, then a fence and finally a tree. Sheffield died at the scene.

St. Petersburg driver dies on I-275 after hitting a light pole, a fence and a tree 09/25/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 11:33am]
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