On Wednesday during the morning commute there was an accident on the Howard Frankland bridge where a car went into the water. The vehicle was recovered from the water, but there wasn’t anyone inside. The police divers searched the waters on Tampa Bay, but didn’t find a body.
The police divers finally found the body of 53-year old, Hiran Reis Vaz, on Thursday.
The accident happened as a result of Vaz’s vehicle and another vehicle jockeying for position on the bridge. The rear of Vaz’s vehicle then hit the front of the other vehicle, which caused his vehicle to flip and fall off the bridge.
Driver that crashed, then flipped into Tampa Bay off Howard Frankland identified as Hiran Reis Vaz, 53 (pictured). Neighbors tell us he was married with a teenage son. @FHPTampa says charges are pending for the other driver involved Wilson Rowland, 30. pic.twitter.com/j1Eg4ZeUh8— Michael Paluska (@MichaelPaluska) August 30, 2019