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Tanker driver dies days after I-75 crash


Tanker driver dies days after I-75 crash

Raymond Neumann, 54, the fuel tanker driver whose truck plunged off Interstate 75 in Manatee County last week, has died.

Neumann, who suffered extensive burns in the crash, had been in critical condition at Tampa General Hospital. His son, David Neumann, 26, said he died about 2 p.m. Saturday.

Neumann, who drove trucks for 27 years, leaves six children, David Neumann said.

Funeral arrangements are pending an autopsy.


Apartment shooting leaves one dead

Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies were investigating a late-night shooting that left one man dead Saturday.

Details were sparse, but sheriff's spokesman J.D. Callaway said about 10:30 p.m. a man in his 20s was fatally shot at the Hidden Lake Apartments, near the intersection of W Waters and N Armenia avenues.

Callaway did not release the man's identity or offer a motive for the killing.

There were no suspects late Saturday, Callaway said.

Times staff, wires

Tanker driver dies days after I-75 crash 06/07/08 [Last modified: Sunday, June 8, 2008 7:05am]
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