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Tampa man dies after striking power pole

TAMPA — The driver of a car that struck a power pole Tuesday morning on N Nebraska Avenue died at the scene of the crash.

At 10:20 a.m., Miguel Coira-Villar, 63, of Tampa ran onto the concrete median while driving southbound on Nebraska at E 124th Avenue, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The 1995 Mitsubishi Mirage careened across the northbound lanes and into a Tampa Electric wooden power pole on the east side of the road, troopers said.

The patrol is still investigating the cause of the crash.

Tampa man dies after striking power pole 01/24/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 5:01pm]

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