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Palmetto man, 67, dies after crash, possible medical emergency

TAMPA — A 67-year-old Palmetto man was found dead behind the wheel in a ditch Wednesday afternoon after possibly suffering a medical emergency, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Wilbur George White was driving south on the Interstate 75 exit ramp at U.S. 301 when he drove off the shoulder and into a ditch, where he struck several small trees, according to the patrol.

Troopers said there was no damage to his 1995 Dodge van and he was wearing his seat belt.

An investigation was under way Thursday.

Palmetto man, 67, dies after crash, possible medical emergency 12/08/11 [Last modified: Thursday, December 8, 2011 6:54pm]

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