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.
The man died of his injuries at the scene. Northbound lanes were blocked for several hours.