27-year-old killed when Mustang hit disabled truck on I-275N

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A fatal crash on Interstate-275 at Dale Mabry Highway caused a huge traffic jam in the Tampa Bay area during the Monday morning commute.

The crash happened around 7:15 a.m. in the northbound lanes on I-275 near the Dale Mabry exit ramp.

Ian Olvera Rangel, 27, of Tampa, was getting on I-275 north at Dale Mabry when he cut through the center median at a high rate of speed and crashed his 2015 Mustang into the back of a disabled freight truck, Florida Highway Patrol said. Rangel died at the scene.

The impact forced the truck to hit driver Chris Cobian, 47, who was standing outside the vehicle. He was not injured.

The crash caused delays of at least an hour on the Howard Frankland Bridge and the Veterans Expressway.

The northbound I-275 entrance ramps at Dale Mabry and Himes Avenue were closed because of the crash, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash scene was cleared around 11:25 a.m.




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