Daughter survives I-75 crash, father dies

Posted at 7:51 AM, May 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-19 08:15:20-04

A daughter survived an early morning crash on I-75 Thursday, but her father was ejected and died at the scene. 

Paul Braga, 43, of St. Petersburg, was ejected from his vehicle after crashing into the median just north of Bruce B. Downs Blvd.

His 21-year-old daughter, also of St. Petersburg, was in the vehicle with him but only suffered minor injuries. 

The FHP report said the father was not wearing a seatbelt. 

The crash closed I-75 for hours during the morning commute, but lanes have since reopened. 

There is no evidence at this time that the crash was alcohol-related.