Lithia man dies in one-vehicle wreck

Published May 30, 2013

LITHIA — A man died in a one-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

Robert Van Bomel, 57, of Lithia was driving south on Bell Shoals Road about 4:20 p.m. when his 2006 Lincoln sport utility vehicle veered off the road and into a culvert, rolling over and hitting several utility poles and a tree, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. The wreck happened just north of Fishhawk Boulevard.

Van Bomel, who was driving about 45 mph, was wearing his seat belt, authorities said, but the impact caused fatal injuries.

Witnesses told deputies there was no apparent reason for Van Bomel to swerve off the road.