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Man dead after stopping to help disabled vehicle on I-275

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Posted at 12:56 PM, Sep 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-06 05:20:45-04

TAMPA, Fla. — State troopers say A 79-year-old man from Tampa was killed while attempting to help another driver on I-275 in Hillsborough County.

Troopers say the 79-year-old and a 30-year-old Clearwater man stopped on I-275 north of Interstate 4 to help a 29-year-old woman from Clearwater whose van became disabled in the center lane.

The 79-year-old was driving a scooter and the Clearwater man was in an SUV.

While the three people were stopped a 44-year-old woman from Tampa who was allegedly unable to stop in time crashed into their vehicles sending the scooter and the SUV into the van.