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Tampa man standing outside his car fatally hit along I-75 in early morning

The driver of a second car hit the back of the man’s stopped car and then hit the driver, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
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Published May 22|Updated May 22

A man was killed in Hillsborough Sunday morning while standing outside his car, which had broken down along Interstate-75.

When it stopped functioning in the lanes of Interstate 75 early Sunday morning, a second driver was “unable to stop or avoid a collision” and hit the man, killing him, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash happened at about 2:15 a.m. on I-75 north, around mile marker 263 in Hillsborough.

The 55-year-old man was driving a Dodge Caravan when it “became disabled” and stopped in the lanes, highway patrol said. The man had stepped out to the left his car when a 23-year-old Tampa man headed north hit the left rear side of the Caravan and then the 55-year-old man.

The 55-year-old man died at the scene of the crash, according to highway patrol.

The 23-year-old was traveling with a 24-year-old male passenger, and both sustained minor injuries, according to the report.

No other details, including the names of the people involved, were released.

This is a developing story. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.

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