Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Wesley Chapel man dies in pickup truck crash

LAND O'LAKES

Truck hits tree, killing Wesley Chapel man

A crash left a man dead Wednesday, authorities said, after he lost control of his pickup truck and slammed into a tree.

Justin Mark Bittle, 29, of Wesley Chapel was driving west on State Road 52 about 5:20 p.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol, when he crossed into the eastbound lane to pass a car.

Bittle lost control of the Toyota Tundra as it re-entered the westbound lane near 19815 State Road 52, the patrol said. The truck spun across the road, struck a tree on the south shoulder, and Bittle was ejected. He died at the scene.

Wesley Chapel man dies in pickup truck crash 01/08/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 10:07pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Motorcycle driver killed after hitting turning car on Keene Road in Largo

    Accidents

    A motorcycle driver was killed Friday evening when he struck a turning car, Largo police said.

  2. Drive-by shooting near Robles Park injures four people standing outside in crowd

    Crime

    TAMPA — Four people standing in a crowd were hit by bullets during a drive-by shooting near Robles Park in Tampa late Friday, Tampa police said.

  3. Astros rout Yankees to force Game 7 of AL Championship Series

    Ml

    HOUSTON — Justin Verlander pitched seven shutout innings to outduel Luis Severino for the second time, and the Astros bats came alive in their return home as Houston routed the Yankees 7-1 Friday night and forced a decisive Game 7 in the American League Championship Series.

    The Astros’ Brian McCann, who has struggled during the ALCS, breaks a scoreless tie with an RBI double during the fifth inning off Yankees starter Luis Severino.
  4. Review: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw shower love, star power on Tampa's Amalie Arena

    Blogs

    Near the end of their potent new duet Break First, Tim McGraw stopped singing, and let Faith Hill's powerhouse voice take over.

    Faith Hill and Tim McGraw performed at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Oct. 20, 2017.