One killed in fiery Thonotosassa crash involving SUV, dump truck

THONOTOSASSA — A Dade City man was killed early Thursday after his sport utility vehicle collided with a dump truck and caught on fire, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash happened about 6:30 a.m. on U.S. 301 just south of Franklin Road.

Joshua Dean Gibson, 20, was traveling south in a Ford Expedition on U.S. 301 while a dump truck driven by Orlando Marquez, 58, of Tampa was headed north, according to the patrol.

Gibson veered left into the path of the dump truck for an unknown reason and the vehicles collided, troopers said.

After the crash, the Expedition caught fire. Gibson died at the scene.

The incident remained under investigation.

One killed in fiery Thonotosassa crash involving SUV, dump truck 04/05/12 [Last modified: Thursday, April 5, 2012 5:05pm]

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