An 81-year-old Bradenton man was killed in a crash Tuesday morning on U.S. 41 crash in Hillsborough County.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the man was driving on northbound U.S. 41 north of Elsberry Road in a 2006 Chevrolet pickup when he lost unsecured items from the vehicle’s bed. His name was not released as of Tuesday evening.
Around 6:46 a.m., he got out of his truck to get the items from the road when a 56-year-old Ruskin woman in a 2013 Dodge van did not see the man in the road and hit him, according to FHP.
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The man died of his injuries at the scene. Northbound lanes were blocked for several hours.