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Tampa man hurt, 3 Teslas damaged when car hits disabled auto-carrier on I-75

The crash occurred just after 9 p.m. Sunday when the driver lost control near State Road 60.
The driver of a 2013 Kia Optima, left, was seriously injured when he slammed into a disabled car-carrier on the shoulder of Interstate 75 Sunday night, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The driver of a 2013 Kia Optima, left, was seriously injured when he slammed into a disabled car-carrier on the shoulder of Interstate 75 Sunday night, the Florida Highway Patrol said. [ Florida Highway Patrol ]
Published Oct. 25
Updated Oct. 25

BRANDON — A 25-year-old Tampa man was seriously hurt when he lost control of his car and slammed into a parked semitrailer truck, damaging three Teslas it was carrying, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash occurred just after 9 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 75 near State Road 60.

The Tampa man was headed south in a 2013 Kia Optima at a high rate of speed when he lost control for unknown reasons, entered the outside shoulder and hit the truck, the Highway Patrol said. The truck, driven by a 29-year-old Jesup, Ga., man, had become disabled and was parked on the shoulder.

The Highway Patrol did not release the names of the drivers.