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Driver dies in crash on I-275 exit ramp in Pinellas

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) continues to investigate a fatal crash that occurred at approximately 8:47 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2020.

Two vehicle crash occurred on the northbound exit ramp (exit 30) from I-275 in Pinellas County.

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Troopers say that 37 year-old George Dunne of Palmetto, FL was traveling northbound along the I-275 exit ramp leading to Roosevelt Boulevard/118th Avenue N in a 2006 Ford Ranger. Dunne attempted to pass a county transit bus, lost control, and began to rotate until colliding with a guardrail. Troopers say that Dunne was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the vehicle.

A second vehicle, a 2008 Mercedes GL450, operated by a 47 year-old Lakewood Ranch resident, traveled northbound along the exit ramp and collided with the Ford Ranger.

Dunne died at the scene of the crash. The male driver of the Mercedes escaped with minor injuries.


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