- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 23, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man is dead after driving off a fishing pier on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and into Tampa Bay.

The Florida Highway Patrol told The Tampa Tribune (https://goo.gl/i9y8my ) that the man, whose name wasn’t immediately released, drove his car off the pier Wednesday afternoon. The car sank and was later located by St. Petersburg Fire Rescue divers, who found the man’s body inside.

Recovery crews brought the vehicle to the surface.

Troopers were continuing to investigate the crash.

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Information from: The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune, https://www.tampatrib.com


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