Driver thrown from pickup killed after missing curve on I-275 near downtown Tampa interchange

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Florida Highway Patrol responded to a deadly crash at southbound Interstate 275 and Interstate 4 just after 3 a.m. Wednesday.

FHP says the 34-year-old driver missed the curve and his pickup truck slammed into a guardrail and flipped on its side.

The driver was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene. A passenger suffered serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

Troopers shut down the ramp into downtown Tampa to allow crews to tow away the pickup, but the ramp has since reopened. No other information was immediately released.

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