One dead in U.S. 301 crash in Hillsborough County

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. - One person was killed Monday in a crash on U.S. 301 in Thonotosassa, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred shortly before 10 a.m. just north of Stacy Road, the agency says. As a southbound driver tried to pass another vehicle traveling in a two-lane section of the highway, a third vehicle approached from the north. The driver attempted to get back into the southbound lane but collided with the northbound vehicle.

The driver of the northbound vehicle died at the scene. The driver of the southbound vehicle was flown to Tampa General Hospital. There was no immediate word on the driver's condition.

The FHP did not release the names of the drivers.

U.S. 301 was closed in both directions for more than four hours while an investigation was conducted.

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