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Clearwater man dies on U.S. 19 after car hits utility pole

Published:   |   Updated: May 13, 2013 at 08:23 AM

A Clearwater man died late Saturday when his speeding car flipped and struck a utility pole on U.S. 19, Largo police said.

John J. Taborda, 31, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Impala north on a frontage road just north of Roosevelt Boulevard about 11:30 p.m., police said.

Taborda was going at a high rate of speed and lost control of the car, which hit a pole on the east side of the road, police said.

Taborda died at the scene. He was the only person in the car, police said.