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Tampa man riding scooter killed in crash on U.S. 301

The 39-year-old scooter rider crashed into the side of a Nissan Altima after its driver turned into the scooter’s path, troopers said.
A 29-year-old Tampa man riding a scooter on U.S. 301 in Tampa was killed Wednesday when another driver turned into his path, troopers said.
A 29-year-old Tampa man riding a scooter on U.S. 301 in Tampa was killed Wednesday when another driver turned into his path, troopers said. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and CHRIS URSO | Times ]
Published Aug. 24, 2022|Updated Aug. 24, 2022

TAMPA — A 39-year-old Tampa man riding a motorized scooter on U.S. 301 was killed Wednesday when another driver turned into his path, troopers said.

The man was riding a Tao Motor Pony 50 scooter south on U.S. 301 when the driver of a Nissan Altima heading north on 301 tried to turn left onto the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The scooter crashed into the Nissan’s front passenger side corner and the rider was thrown from the scooter. He died at the scene.

The Nissan’s driver, a 28-year-old Riverview man, and a 29-year-old Tampa woman riding in the car were not injured.

The Highway Patrol does not include in news releases the names of people involved in crashes, citing Marsy’s Law.