Man dies after running into tree that had fallen in Hillsborough Co.

It happened Thursday morning.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said a man died Thursday morning after he ran into a tree that had fallen.

It happened around 4 a.m. Thursday on Orient Road near Deleuil Avenue.

William J. Vantassel, 36, of Hudson died when he hit a tree that had fallen.  The tree had been caught up in power lines about 10 feet off the ground.  Vantassel apparently didn't see it and drove into it. 

Crews spent several hours removing the tree from the car. 

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