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Driver who died in Howard Frankland Bridge crash identified

The collision of two pickups left traffic snarled for hours.
Traffic backing up on southbound Interstate 275 on the Howard Frankland Bridge Thursday evening after the Florida Highway Patrol said a fatal crash took place hours earlier.
Traffic backing up on southbound Interstate 275 on the Howard Frankland Bridge Thursday evening after the Florida Highway Patrol said a fatal crash took place hours earlier. [ Florida Department of Transportation ]
Published Dec. 13, 2019|Updated Dec. 13, 2019

Florida Highway Patrol troopers have identified a man who died in a crash on the Howard Frankland Bridge Thursday evening as a 54-year-old Pinellas Park man.

Kenneth James Seeberger died at the scene of the crash, which occurred about 6 p.m. in the southbound lanes of the bridge.

Troopers said Seeberger was driving a 2016 Toyota Tacoma pickup south in the center outside lane as a 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor pick-up driven by Jeffrey Thomas Ramsey, 53, of Sanford, was traveling south in the center inside lane.

Seeberger tried to change lanes and struck the Ford, causing the Toyota to flip. The Ford crashed into the outside barrier wall, troopers said.

Ramsey suffered serious injuries in the crash and was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.

Both men were wearing seatbelts, troopers said.

The crash blocked three lanes of traffic and backed up traffic for more than three hours.