Man found dead in pick-up truck left on Tampa side of Interstate 275

Relatives told police the man intended to commit suicide. No other details were released.
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Published June 14
Updated June 14

TAMPA — A man was found dead inside a pick-up truck Friday afternoon left on the side of northbound Interstate 275 approaching downtown, according to Tampa police.

Relatives of the man told police that he intended to commit suicide. Officers started looking for the man, who drove a GMC Sierra. They found the vehicle on the side of the interstate, just before downtown.

The man was already dead. His name was not released by police, nor were any other details about the incident.

Northbound lanes of I-275 were closed from N Howard and N Armenia avenues to the downtown exits for several hours while police investigated the incident.