HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash that caused lane closures on the Veterans Expressway.
According to deputies, a pickup truck was traveling northbound on SR-589, north of Hillsborough Avenue in the outside lane, when it lost control and entered the outside shoulder, and collided with a concrete barrier wall.
The vehicle attempted to correct itself and collided with the right-side drive axles of a tractor-trailer in the center lane.
The trailer began to jackknife and both vehicles traveled to the outside shoulder and collided with the barrier wall. Both vehicles came to final rest against the end of the barrier wall and at the start of a metal guardrail at which point both vehicles caught fire.
The driver of the pickup suffered fatal injuries at the scene of the crash.
All lanes of SR-589 are now open as of 6:30 p.m.