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Riverview man killed in collision on I-75

By Times Staff
Published December 4, 2005

TAMPA - A Riverview man was killed early Saturday morning in a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 75 near the Gibsonton Drive exit, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Jarrod M. Bourget, 30, died when his 1994 Lincoln rear-ended a dump truck, Highway Patrol officials said. Both vehicles were traveling south on the bridge of Riverview Drive.

The impact caused both vehicles to rotate, and the dump truck overturned after hitting a concrete barrier.

The driver of the dump truck, Jamir G. Avelar, 44, also of Riverview, was taken to Brandon General Medical Center with minor injuries, officials said.

Neither man was wearing a seat belt, according to the patrol.

[Last modified December 4, 2005, 01:18:20]

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