TAMPA, FL – A man died Saturday after leading police on a chase that started in St. Petersburg and ended when his car crashed just south of the airport, WFLA reports.
Police say that troopers attempted to stop the Lexus ES300 on I-275 when they noticed erratic driving. The vehicle fled police across the Howard Frankland Bridge and all the way to Tampa International Airport.
While stopped to drop off two passengers, the driver of the Lexus intentionally reversed his vehicle into the police cruiser. He then sped away via George J. Bean Parkway.
The pursuit ended when the driver collided almost head-on with a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck on George J. Bean Parkway. The Lexus spun several times and crashed into a guardrail.
The 33-year-old man driving the Lexus died after transport to a local hospital. The driver of the pickup truck sustained mild injuries in the collision.
A complete investigation of the incident is underway.
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