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Man arrested in fatal Lithia accident
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Man arrested in fatal Lithia accident

Lithia, Florida - The Hillsborough County Sheriff's office says 51-year-old Lithia resident Brian Alton McGriff died late Tuesday night after his car was rear-ended by a drunk man.

Sadly, the accident happened about a mile and a half from his home.

Deputies say McGriff was going north on Highway 39 just before 11 p.m., when Jeff Blair rear-ended his Honda just south of Old Welcome Road with a 2001 Ford F250.

The force of the accident pushed McGriff's Honda off the road and the car caught fire. He died at the scene. It took deputies more than 24 hours to identify him. 

McGriff lived at 10035 C.R. 39 South, Lithia.

Jeff S. Bair, 45, lives at 18349 Highway 672, Lithia and has been charged with DUI manslaughter.

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