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St. Petersburg man dies in early morning crash

ST. PETERSBURG — A St. Petersburg man was killed early Sunday when he lost control of his car and ran into an interstate overpass column.

Lonnie J. Jackson, 34, was driving his Nissan Altima east on Fifth Avenue S around 3:30 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve as the road passed under Interstate 275, police said. He left the roadway and collided with an overpass support column.

Police said Jackson was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene. An investigation into what caused the crash is underway.

St. Petersburg man dies in early morning crash 12/26/10 [Last modified: Sunday, December 26, 2010 9:52am]

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