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FHP: Single-car crash kills 1 person, driver not wearing seatbelt

The driver was driving at a high speed when he lost control of the truck, FHP says.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Florida Highway Patrol troopers responded to the scene of a deadly crash in Hillsborough County early Saturday morning.

According to authorities, a 28-year-old man was driving a pick-up truck at high speeds when he lost control.

The truck swerved off the road and flipped in the median. He was thrown out of the truck during the crash and suffered fatal injuries, FHP said.

The driver reportedly was not wearing a seatbelt. 

The accident happened on 1-4 near Seffer, just east of the I-75 junction, officials reported.

Westbound I-4 was shut down for over five hours.