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Wesley Chapel man, 65, dies after car tumbles off San Antonio road

The car struck a pedestrian guardrail and fell into a ditch below, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A 65-year-old died after failing to negotiate a left turn from Old Pasco Road onto SR-52. The vehicle traveled onto the sidewalk and went through a pedestrian guardrail before stopping in the ditch below.
A 65-year-old died after failing to negotiate a left turn from Old Pasco Road onto SR-52. The vehicle traveled onto the sidewalk and went through a pedestrian guardrail before stopping in the ditch below. [ Courtesy of Florida Highway Patrol ]
Published Feb. 13
Updated Feb. 13

SAN ANTONIO — A 65-year-old Wesley Chapel man died Friday after failing to negotiate a left turn, causing his car to tumble off the roadway, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash took place about 5 p.m. on Old Pasco Road near State Road 52.

The driver was headed north on Old Pasco Road and attempted to turn left onto S.R. 52 when he lost control and entered the north shoulder, troopers said.

The car struck the pedestrian handrail, dropped from the sidewalk and came to rest in the ditch below. The driver was taken to a local hospital, where he later died of his injuries. He was not wearing his seat belt. The Highway Patrol did not release any other details about the crash.

The Highway Patrol did not release the names of those involved in the crash under its interpretation of Marsy’s Law, a state constitutional amendment designed to protect victims of crimes. The agency now omits the names of anyone involved in a crash, regardless of whether a crime was committed.