A man was killed early Thursday morning after the car he was driving collided with an 11-foot alligator near Tampa.
NBC affiliate WFLA-TV reports the incident took place in the town of Lithia, when a 59-year-old man was driving east and struck the gator as it was sitting in the roadway.
After striking the animal, the man's car went off the road and rolled into a ditch according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
Passing motorists called 911, but he died at the site of the crash.
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The alligator involved also died.
No additional information about the crash has been immediately released.