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Brandon man dies when his car hits a pole along I-4

He was driving west Friday morning when he lost control west of the I-75 exit, troopers said.

TAMPA — A 21-year-old Brandon man died Friday when his car crashed into a pole along Interstate 4, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The man was driving west about 9 a.m. when he lost control of his sedan west of the Interstate 75 exit, troopers said. The car veered off the road and struck a roadway sign pole. The man died of his injuries at the scene.

The Highway Patrol did not release the man under its interpretation of Marsy’s law, a 2018 amendment to the Florida Constitution intended to protect crime victims.

CORRECTION: This story has been updated with the correct gender of driver. The Florida Highway Patrol provided incorrect information in a news release Friday.

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