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Zephyrhills man killed in crash on U.S. 301 in Thonotosassa

Published Mar. 8, 2017

THONOTOSASSA — A 24-year-old Zephyrhills man was killed Wednesday morning in a crash on U.S. 301.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash occurred around 7:30 a.m. on U.S. 301 south of Muddy Water Trail.

Troopers say Raul A. Quiles O'Ferral was southbound and attempting to pass traffic when he drove into the northbound lane and crashed into a truck driven by Ricardo L. Robinson, 40, of Tampa.

O'Ferral died at the scene, the FHP said. Robinson was transported to Tampa General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

U.S. 301 was shut down in both directions following the crash.