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23-year-old Bradenton man dies in Rosedale accident

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A 23-year-old Bradenton man died in a one-car crash Friday evening when his car hit a tree at 87th Street East and 52nd Avenue East.

The Florida Highway Patrol report said the man, who was alone in the vehicle, was driving north at 6:12 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve, veered to the left and collided with a tree.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

FHP did not identify the man or the type of vehicle he was driving. The report said he was not wearing a seat belt. The crash remains under investigation.



Jay Heater

Jay Heater is the managing editor of the East County Observer. Overall, he has been in the business more than 41 years, 26 spent at the Contra Costa Times in the San Francisco Bay area as a sportswriter covering college football and basketball, boxing and horse racing.

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