The crash happened early Sunday morning.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that 27-year-old Stephen Joseph Paleveda was driving pickup truck. Police said his headlights were off, and he was running red lights and driving the wrong way on one-way streets.
Tampa officials say he drive onto the Selmon Expressway, driving eastbound in the westbound lanes. Police said Paleveda struck the driver of another car, a 68-year-old man.
That driver died in the crash.
Police said alcohol was also a factor in the crash.
Officers said Paleveda got out of his truck and tried to flee on foot. Responders found him nearby.
Charges are pending.
Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.
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