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Interstate 4 rear-end crash leads to death of 37-year-old Tampa man

A 37-year-old Tampa man died early Saturday after he crashed his car into the back of another vehicle on eastbound Interstate 4 just east of the I-75 interchange, troopers say. The crash took place about 1:13 a.m on Saturday, May 8. The 37-year-old driver was heading east on I-4 at a “high rate of speed,” according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Then he overtook another car in the eastbound lane driven by a 24-year-old Riverview man. The 37-year-old Tampa man crashed into the back of the other car, was re-directed to the south shoulder of the interstate and then struck a tree, according to the highway patrol. He was taken to a hospital where he died from injuries sustained in the crash, troopers said. The 24-year-old Riverview man’s car spun and came to a stop in the eastbound lane. Both drivers were wearing seat belts, troopers said.

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