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Maryland man, 52, killed when driver misses curve on I-75 in north Tampa

An SUV driver struck two cars parked on the highway shoulder and the three people standing outside them, troopers said.
One man died and four people were injured in a collision Wednesday on Interstate 75 near Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.
One man died and four people were injured in a collision Wednesday on Interstate 75 near Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and CHRIS URSO | Times ]
Published Jan. 27

TAMPA — A 52-year-old Maryland man standing outside his car was killed when a sport utility vehicle driver failed to negotiate a curve on Interstate 75 in north Tampa and ran into two vehicles, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash occurred at 5:24 p.m. Wednesday on I-75 near the southbound Bruce B. Downs interchange.

A car was parked in front of a pickup truck along the highway’s outside southbound shoulder and the three occupants were standing outside when the SUV driver rounded a curve and entered the shoulder, the Highway Patrol said in a news release.

The SUV hit both vehicles and the occupants, fatally injuring the Greenbelt, Md., man who was the driver of the car and injuring the pickup’s two occupants, both Ruskin men. The pickup driver, 25, received minor injuries, and the passenger, 33, received serious injuries.

The SUV driver, a 19-year-old Northville, Mich., man, and his passenger, a 21-year-old man from Livonia, Mich., received minor injuries.

The news release did not say why the two vehicles were stopped on I-75. The Highway Patrol did not identify those involved in the crash.

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