Driver crushed by falling tree as he passed

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HUDSON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida driver died when a large section of an oak tree broke off and crushed his car as he passed.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says 36-year-old William Vantassel was driving early Thursday when the oak tree broke apart and a large section crushed his Nissan Altima as he drove past.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident happened in the Tampa suburb of Hudson.

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