An early Wednesday crash involving three cars in Tampa left on man dead, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Around 3:23 a.m., a 28-year-old Brandon man was driving in the center lane on westbound Adamo Drive toward the intersection of Falkenburg Road.
A second car, a 2005 Acura TSX whose driver’s identity has not been released pending next of kin notification, was southbound in the inside left turn lane of Falkenburg Road, according to FHP. A third car carrying four people was facing east at a red light on Adamo Drive.
As the second car made a left turn into the intersection, the 28-year-old Brandon man drove through the red light and hit the driver side of the second car, according to FHP.
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The back end of one car was completely missing, and debris was scattered all over the roadway, some of which hit the third car.
The Acura’s driver died after being transported to Tampa General Hospital. The 28-year-old Brandon man was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries. According to FHP, alcohol was in the Brandon man’s system.
The major highway, which links Tampa with Brandon, will remain closed for a few more hours, according to Gaskins. Drivers are advised to use the Selmon Expressway.