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.