John Hopkins was driving eastbound connected County Road 672 successful Lithia, a Tampa suburb, astatine astir 12.30am connected Thursday erstwhile his conveyance deed the alligator successful the mediate of the road, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities said the interaction of the clang caused the conveyance to veer disconnected the roadway and flip earlier falling into a ditch connected the northbound broadside of the road.
Hopkins was pronounced dormant astatine the scene. The alligator died arsenic well.
Marco Villarreal, the sheriff’s spokesman, said the conveyance wreckage was noticed by a passing operator who called 911.
Mr Villareal said an probe was ongoing and that authorities whitethorn merchandise footage of the deputies’ accomplishment astatine the clang site.
The Tampa Bay Times paper reported that Hopkins lived successful Lithia.
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