Clearwater man killed in Hillsborough County crash

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 1:15 PM EST

A Clearwater driver was killed early Tuesday in a crash in Hillsborough County.

  • Crash happened at State Road 589, Hillsborough Avenue
  • Driver pronounced dead at scene

The single-vehicle crash happened before 2 a.m. at State Road 589 and Hillsborough Avenue.

The Florida Highway Patrol stated the driver was getting on an exit ramp, had a medical emergency and lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle entered the paved shoulder and collided with a crash attenuator.

The driver died at the scene. No names have been released, pending notification of next of kin, but FHP said the man was 79 years old and lived in Clearwater.

Troopers are still investigating.