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Hillsborough deputies recover body of man killed Monday in one-vehicle crash

GIBSONTON — Authorities on Wednesday recovered the body of a man who died two days earlier in a one-vehicle crash in southern Hillsborough County.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the man was driving at a high rate of speed southbound on U.S. 41 at about 9:30 p.m. Monday. Just south of Ohio Street, near Gibsonton, he lost control of the 2004 Toyota and he went off the road and into a mangrove.

As the car overturned, the man was thrown from the car and into the water. Authorities have not released his name, pending notification of his family.

The car came to rest, overturned and submerged, FHP says, but authorities weren't immediately able to find the driver. At about 1 p.m. Wednesday, sheriff's deputies in a helicopter found him. His body was taken to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office.

Hillsborough deputies recover body of man killed Monday in one-vehicle crash 08/28/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 5:50pm]
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