MANATEE COUNTY, FL – Tragedy struck on Sunday evening as an 86-year-old Bradenton man lost his life in a one-car crash. The incident occurred when he lost control of his vehicle while attempting to exit I-75, according to a statement from the Florida Highway Patrol.
Investigators have determined that the man was traveling south at approximately 5:15 p.m. As he proceeded onto the exit ramp at State Road 70, he encountered difficulties and lost control of his vehicle.
The car veered off the road during a right-hand curve, entering the median area. In a series of events, the vehicle collided with a concrete culvert before overturning into a retention pond.
Tragically, the driver’s life could not be saved, and he was pronounced deceased at the scene by troopers.
The Florida Highway Patrol is currently conducting an investigation into the incident. As more information becomes available through their ongoing inquiry, additional details about the factors contributing to the crash will be released.