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Southbound I-275 closed near I-75 split after fatal accident

A woman was killed Thursday morning when she lost control of the car she was driving on Interstate 275 in north Hillsborough County, authorities said.

The woman, whose name had not been released pending notification of her family, was headed south about 8:54 a.m. on I-275 just south of the Pasco County line in a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer. While driving at a high rate of speed in the inside lane, the woman lost control and veered right, colliding with a 2013 Hyundai Elantra in the outside lane, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Both cars rolled and plowed into a set of trees.

The woman died at the scene. The driver of the Hyundai, James P. Snyder, 59, of Zephyrhills, was treated for minor injuries, officials said.

The crash closed the southbound side of I-275 for about an hour Thursday morning. It remained under investigation.

Southbound I-275 closed near I-75 split after fatal accident 10/24/13 [Last modified: Thursday, October 24, 2013 7:22pm]
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