An Alabama man was killed Saturday morning in an explosive crash on U.S. Route 41 in Florida when a automobile rear-ended the gasoline tanker truck he was driving, in keeping with authorities and native experiences.
The crash occurred round 2:43 a.m. on the southbound lanes of Route 41 close to Bloomingdale Avenue in Hillsborough County, the Florida Freeway Patrol mentioned.
The 2020 Kia Stinger, pushed by a 23-year-old man, struck the again of the tanker, which instantly exploded earlier than placing a utility pole, FOX13 Tampa reported, citing an FHP report.
The KIA sedan veered off the roadway and flipped over following the impression, in keeping with the report.
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Troopers shared photographs from the scene of the charred tanker truck on the shoulder of the roadway.
The 49-year-old driver of the tanker, from Montgomery, Alabama, died within the crash, troopers mentioned.
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The 23-year-old within the KIA suffered critical accidents. An replace on his situation was not instantly out there.
The FHP later shared video displaying two Dodge Chargers whose drivers authorities say witnessed the crash and requested the drivers of these autos to contact troopers.
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Authorities didn’t instantly present additional particulars concerning the crash.