Land O’ Lakes man, 62, dies from injuries after pickup hits power pole

The crash occurred around Friday on Land O’ Lakes Boulevard at Wisteria Loop. The victim died Monday in a hospital.
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Published Aug. 2, 2021

A 62-year-old Land O’ Lakes man died Monday from injuries he received when his pickup truck hit a power pole Friday on Land O’ Lakes Boulevard, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The man was driving south approaching Wisteria Loop around 11:48 p.m. Friday when a Tampa man, 53, headed north in a car, made a U-turn into the path of the pickup, troopers said. The pickup hit the back of the car, sending the car into the median and the pickup truck into a power pole on the outside shoulder.

The pickup driver was taken to a hospital. The driver of the car received minor injuries.

The Florida Highway Patrol did not release the drivers’ names because of its interpretation of Marsy’s Law, a voter-approved amendment to the state Constitution that was meant to protect crime victims but that deprives the public of information long available under Florida’s public records law.