ST. PETERSBURG – A medical emergency resulted in a fatal crash on Interstate 275 on Saturday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A 51-year-old man was traveling south on the outside lane of I-275 near the S 28th Street exit, soldiers said. Then the driver suffered a medical emergency and lost control of his SUV.
The driver’s left side of his SUV hit the right side of another SUV traveling south in the inside lane. Then the 51-year-old man’s SUV hit the guardrail and stopped on his shoulder.
The Highway Patrol said the St. Petersburg man was taken to a local hospital where he later died. The soldiers did not say whether he died from the injuries sustained in the crash or from the medical problem he had. He was buckled up.
The other SUV also stayed on his shoulder, soldiers said. The 76-year-old driver and the 63-year-old passenger were not injured. Both were buckled up. The Highway Patrol did not release the names of anyone involved in the crash.