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Man arrested for DUI manslaughter in fiery multi-vehicle crash on I-275

A portion of southbound was I-275 shut down until just before 11 p.m. Thursday while troopers investigated the crash.
Credit: FHP

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — A man has been arrested and faces several charges in a deadly multi-car crash on I-275 in St. Petersburg. 

Troopers say the crash happened on I-275 near mile marker 28 just after 6 p.m. Thursday. Four cars were stopped because of traffic, two in the center lane and two in the outside lane, when troopers say Bryant Haney didn't stop and crashed into one of the cars in the center lane. This caused a chain reaction crash, according to Florida Highway Patrol. 

One of the drivers hit was taken to the hospital where he later died, troopers said. Two others involved in the crash had minor injuries.

A portion of I-275 near Gandy Boulevard remained closed until about 10:45 p.m. Thursday while troopers investigated. 

Troopers later arrested Haney for DUI manslaughter and driving with a suspended and revoked license.

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