Tampa man dies in single-vehicle accident on Lithia Pinecrest Road

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. -- Firefighters came up on a fatal single-vehicle traffic crash on Lithia Pinecrest Road at the Alafia River before dawn Sunday, officials said.

Deputies report 39-year-old John Michael Mackey was driving a 1995 gold 2-door Honda Accord eastbound on Lithia Pinecrest Road shortly after 4:00 a.m. Sunday when for an unknown reason the car left the road, went onto the south shoulder and overturned.

The Sheriff's Office reports Mackey was thrown from the vehicle.  He was not wearing a seatbelt and pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities suspect alcohol to be a cause of the crash.

The Accord had an improper New Jersey tag at the time of the accident.

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