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Man dies after car crashes into 11-foot alligator in Florida

March 24 (UPI) -- A 59-year-old man has died after his vehicle crashed into an 11-foot alligator in Lithia, Fla., on Thursday, local authorities said.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department, John Hopkins was driving eastbound on C.R. 672 about 2 miles west of C.R. 39 when his car struck the alligator in the roadway.

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Hopkins' vehicle veered off the road and overturned into a ditch.

A passing motorist saw the car in the ditch and called 911.

When detectives responded to the scene, Hopkins was pronounced dead.

The crash happened at approximately 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

The alligator was also killed in the crash.

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