Van driver killed in crash with semi on Fowler Avenue in Tampa

The 58-year-old Tampa man lost control of the van at U.S. 301, troopers said.
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Published Oct. 6, 2020|Updated Oct. 6, 2020

TAMPA — A 58-year-old Tampa man was killed Monday when his van collided with a semi-trailer truck on East Fowler Avenue, troopers said.

The man was heading east on Fowler approaching U.S. 301 at high speed about 10:30 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The van left the roadway, crossed the median and collided with the trailer of a semi that had just turned onto Fowler from northbound U.S. 301, troopers said.

The van continued underneath the trailer and came to rest along the west shoulder of southbound 301. The driver died from his injuries at the scene.

The driver of the semi, also a 58-year-old Tampa man, was not injured, troopers said.

The Florida Highway Patrol no longer releases the names of people involved in crashes due to the agency’s interpretation of Marsy’s Law, a state constitutional amendment that’s meant to protect crime victims but that deprives the public of information that had long been available under Florida’s public records laws.