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FHP: Driver killed after tire blowout, collision with tree in Hillsborough County

Troopers say the tire blowout sent the car off the road where it collided with a tree and caught on fire.
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TAMPA, Fla. — A driver was killed in a crash Wednesday night after a tire blowout caused him to lose control of car, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP says it happened just after 7 p.m. on Interstate-75 near Big Bend Road in Tampa.

According to the report, the driver was traveling southbound on I-75 when his tire blowout. 

Troopers say he then lost control of the car, drove into the outside shoulder and overturned, causing the car to collide with a tree and catch fire.

The driver died at the scene of the crash, according to FHP.