Sarasota man dies after crashing into highway overpass

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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014 10:41 am | Updated: 3:01 pm, Fri Feb 14, 2014.

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. - Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a fatal crash in which a small SUV apparently crashed into a concrete piling on the interstate Friday.

It happened around 9:40am in the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 at the Erie Road overpass, which is at mile marker 228,  just south of the I-275 split.

According to FHP,36-year-old Steven Larkin was driving a Toyota Rav-4 northbound when for unknown reasons he drifted into the center median and collided with the piling.

He was not wearing a seat belt.

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