Man crushed to death while repairing car on side of I-275 in Tampa, troopers say


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A 30-year-old Tampa man was crushed to death by a car while trying to fix the vehicle after it became disabled on Interstate 275 in Tampa Monday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The Highway Patrol said the man was found dead beneath a 1997 Acura sedan along the inside shoulder of the roadway, just north of Howard Avenue.

Investigators believe he was working under the car when the jack failed, causing the car to fall on the man and kill him.

The southbound lanes of the roadway were closed for several hours, but have since reopened.

Note: News Channel 8 previously reported the incident was a crash. This story has been corrected.

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