TAMPA — A man is dead after his vehicle Monday afternoon veered off Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and struck a parked delivery truck, bursting into flames.
Police identified the victim as Robert Ormsby, 53, of Tampa. Police said they are investigating why he lost control of his vehicle.
The crash occurred just before 5 p.m. west of N 40th Street. When officers arrived, the vehicle was engulfed in flames. They tried to put out the fire with extinguishers and 5-gallon buckets of water.
Tampa Fire crews quickly arrived but, authorities said, Ormsby could not be rescued in time.