Brandon, FL – Fatal Crash on I-75 N near SR-618 Ramp, Man Loses Life
Brandon, FL (November 2, 2023) – A tragic incident occurred on November 2nd, a Temple Terrace man lost his life in a devastating crash that forced the closure of all northbound lanes on Interstate 75 in Brandon.
The Florida Highway Patrol reported that the accident occurred around 11:40 a.m. when a Land Rover SUV, driven by a 56-year-old woman from Clearwater, failed to negotiate a curve while entering the eastbound ramp from SR-618 to northbound I-75.
The Land Rover veered off the road and entered the access ramp, colliding with the passenger side of a Toyota SUV. Both vehicles careened through the grass shoulder before coming to a rest in the northbound lanes of I-75.
Tragically, during the collision, the Toyota SUV overturned, and its 50-year-old driver, a resident of Temple Terrace, was ejected from the vehicle. He was swiftly transported to a nearby hospital but, sadly, succumbed to his injuries later on. Meanwhile, the 56-year-old woman driving the Land Rover escaped the crash without any injuries.
The authorities are actively conducting investigations to determine the exact circumstances surrounding this devastating accident.
Our thoughts go out to the victim’s family during this difficult time.