WESLEY CHAPEL — A 59-year-old Tampa man died early Tuesday when he lost control of his car and hit a tree on Interstate 75 near State Road 56, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The crash took place at about 6:45 a.m. The car was headed north in the center lanes of I-75 when the driver lost control, the Highway Patrol said. The car left the highway, rolled across the outside shoulder and struck a tree.
The driver died at the crash scene. He was not wearing his seatbelt at the time, troopers said. The Highway Patrol did not release the man’s name, pending notification of next of kin.