Ruskin, FL (May 16, 2021) - A 38-year-old man from Tampa was killed after being forced off of the road by another driver in Ruskin. The crash happened around 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 15th.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene on U.S. Highway 41 near Valroy Road and Manatee RV Park. According to troopers, a 41-year-old man was traveling southbound on U.S. 41 when he overtook another vehicle and tried to pass the vehicle. As he passed, his left front-end clipped the right rear of the victim's vehicle. The second car was forced off the roadway and crashed into a power pole before overturning and coming to rest. The 38-year-old driver of the second vehicle died at the accident scene. The 41-year-old man suffered minor injuries. Neither individual has been identified at this time.
Charges are pending the outcome of an investigation.
Florida can be a dangerous place for motorists. In 2019, more than 3,000 people were killed in Florida car accidents. Many of these victims, unfortunately, lost their lives in crashes that were not their fault. Nearly all car accidents in Florida are caused by the actions of one or more negligent drivers and police must carefully investigate each crash to determine who should be held responsible.
Our condolences are with the victim's family following this fatal car accident in Ruskin.
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