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Man dies in car fire near Tampa International Airport

Tampa police are working to determine what led up to the fire.
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TAMPA, Fla. — Police are investigating a deadly car fire that happened near Tampa International Airport early Tuesday morning.

Tampa police say they arrived at a 1998 blue Toyota Corolla completely engulfed in flames around 2:28 a.m. in the outbound lanes of George J. Bean Parkway. Investigators say the adult man driving the car did not survive the fire.

The car fire temporarily diverted traffic from the airport to I-275 and State Road 60, but lanes were re-opened shortly before 5 a.m., TPA says.

Tampa police are working to determine what led up to the fire.

This is a developing story. Stay with 10 Tampa Bay for updates.

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