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FHP: Clearwater man, 76, killed after suffering medical emergency

TAMPA — A 76-year-old man died early Tuesday morning after suffering from a medical emergency and colliding with a crash attenuator, according to authorities.

An unidentified Clearwater man was driving a 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage southbound on the entrance ramp to the Veterans Expressway from Hillsborough Avenue when, according to Florida Highway Patrol authorities, he suffered a medical episode and lost control.

He veered off the road and onto the paved shoulder, where he struck the crash attenuator, which is meant to act as a crash cushion.

He died at the scene, troopers said.

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