Land O’ Lakes Man, 51, Dies After Crash And Climbing Over Barrier Wall On Veterans Expressway


HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL. – A 51-year-old man from Land O’Lakes was killed Wednesday after a car accident resulted in a man falling over a barrier wall.

According to investigators, FHP Troopers responded at 1:51 p.m. to a traffic accident in the lanes of the Veterans Expressway (SR-589) heading north near Waters Avenue in Hillsborough County.

Soldiers discovered that a 2019 Ford Fusion was traveling north in the outside lane and collided with the impact absorber on the Waters Avenue driveway.

After the collision, the driver drove about 100 meters before he finally came to rest.

After the driver had stopped in a controlled manner, he left the vehicle and walked 50 meters south.

Soldiers say the 51-year-old man from Land O’Lake climbed over the barrier, fell on the grass shoulder and was fatally injured.

We will update this story as more details are released.

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