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Tampa man dies following one-vehicle crash in Mulberry

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The 2010 left the roadway on three separate occasions investigators say. The 2010 left the roadway on three separate occasions investigators say.
The collision left a large hole in the side of this building in Mulberry. The collision left a large hole in the side of this building in Mulberry.
The crash occurred at approximately 1:40 a.m. Sunday morning. The crash occurred at approximately 1:40 a.m. Sunday morning.
Simpson, a 28-year-old Tampa resident, died at the scene. Simpson, a 28-year-old Tampa resident, died at the scene.
MULBERRY, FL (WFLA) -

A 28-year-old Tampa man died early Sunday from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash in Mulberry.

Jeremiah Grady Simpson was pronounced dead at the scene just before 2 a.m.

According to a Polk County Sheriff’s Office report Simpson was traveling south on State Road 37 in his 2010 Volvo C30 approaching State Road 60 when he apparently lost control of the vehicle. Investigators say the Volvo went airborne and then bottomed out – leaving several large gouge marks on the roadway.

The vehicle then began to spin sideways before striking the curb on the west side of SR 37 – also known as South Church Ave. The Volvo then went up onto the sidewalk, continued southbound as it crossed over a set of railroad tracks and slid across Phosphate Ave.

The report states the vehicle was traveling sideways when it struck a curb on Phosphate Ave., breaking off a piece of concrete in the process. The Volvo went airborne again over 2nd St. Southwest before striking the side of a building – Maintenance Building of Corrosion Control.

The vehicle crashed through the cinder block structure and landed upside down inside the building. A tire and rim from the Volvo separated from the vehicle during the last rotation and struck another portion of the wall, creating a very large hole.

The collision produced a crevice in the side of the building 15 feet high and 25 feet wide.

The roadway was closed for approximately eight hours as emergency service personnel removed the decease driver from the heavily damaged building. The building contained several hazardous materials which were in close proximity with the vehicle and some exposed electrical wires.

Investigators believe excessive speed played a factor in the fatal crash.

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