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Tampa man dies after crashing into tree off I-75

SAN ANTONIO — A 61-year-old Tampa man died Friday morning after his car veered off Interstate 75 and crashed into a tree.

The crash happened about 8 a.m. The man, whose name has not yet been released, was driving north on I-75, just south of State Road 52, when he lost control of his two-door Pontiac, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The car swerved into the center median. Then the driver over-corrected and ran off the east shoulder of the interstate, colliding with a tree, FHP said. The driver died at the scene.

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Tampa man dies after crashing into tree off I-75 08/10/12 [Last modified: Friday, August 10, 2012 4:23pm]

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