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1 dead after one-vehicle crash on I-275 in Hillsborough County

Posted at 10:39 AM, Nov 17, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. --- A man is dead after a one-vehicle crash early Sunday morning.

Florida Highway Patrol said 32-year-old Cliff Pierre Jacques was traveling northbound on I-275, north of Bears Ave., at a high rate of speed.

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Jacques failed to slow down before the curve of the roadway and left the east side of the road.

The vehicle ran into a tree and the rear caught fire.

Officials said the driver suffered fatal injuries at the scene of the crash.

FHP said the driver was not wearing a seatbelt and believe alcohol was a factor.