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St. Petersburg man killed when car flips off I-375 ramp into parking lot below

The driver, 36, man was speeding when he lost control and plunged off the ramp, damaging four parked city vehicles, troopers say.
A 36-year-old St. Petersburg man was killed on Sunday when he lost control of this sedan on an exit ramp from Interstate 275 to I-375 in St. Petersburg, causing the car to flip off the ramp and land in a city parking lot, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A 36-year-old St. Petersburg man was killed on Sunday when he lost control of this sedan on an exit ramp from Interstate 275 to I-375 in St. Petersburg, causing the car to flip off the ramp and land in a city parking lot, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. [ Florida Highway Patrol ]
Published Feb. 15
Updated Feb. 15

ST. PETERSBURG — A 36-year-old St. Petersburg man died Sunday when his car flipped off an interstate exit ramp and plunged into a parking lot below, troopers said.

The man was driving south on the Interstate 275 exit ramp to Interstate 375 at about 4 p.m. when he lost control on the wet road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The car spun onto the shoulder, collided with the barrier wall, overturned and fell, damaging four city of St. Petersburg vehicles that were parked below.

The driver, who was alone in the car, died at the scene. Troopers said he was not wearing a seat belt.

The Highway Patrol no longer includes the name of people involved in crashes in its news releases due to the agency’s application of Marsy’s Law.

Photos released by the Highway Patrol show the car crumpled the front of a city street sweeping truck.

A city of St. Petersburg street sweeping truck was severely damaged Sunday when a man lost control of his car while exiting onto Interstate 375 and plunged off the ramp.
A city of St. Petersburg street sweeping truck was severely damaged Sunday when a man lost control of his car while exiting onto Interstate 375 and plunged off the ramp. [ Florida Highway Patrol ]