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Seffner man injured when car hits dump truck in Dover

A Seffner man was in critical condition after his car struck a dump truck Tuesday afternoon in a three-vehicle collision on U.S. 92 in Dover, troopers said.

Geoffrey Allen Bruwelheide, 29, was taken to Tampa General Hospital after the crash, which occurred at 4:23 p.m. near Swinger Road, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

At the time, Bruwelheide was traveling west on U.S. 92, followed by a 2006 Toyota Tacoma, and the dump truck was heading east, troopers said.

For unknown reasons, troopers sadi, Bruwelheide veered into the eastbound lane causing the front of his 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix to strike the front left side of the dump truck.

Investigators said the dump truck’s driver, Frank Devanand Persaud, 43, of Plant City, then lost control and traveled into the westbound lane, where his vehicle hit the left side of the Tacoma, driven by Jacquelyn Renee Oakes, 48, of Seffner.

Bruwelheide was not wearing a seat belt, according to a highway patrol report.

Troopers said Oakes was taken to Florida Baptist Hospital with minor injuries and Persaud was not injured.

The incident closed U.S. 92 in the area for three hours, the highway patrol said.

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