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'Instant karma' road rage incident in Tampa caught on camera

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Jeffrey Travis White Jeffrey Travis White
White's home on Snook Drive, Tampa White's home on Snook Drive, Tampa
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - A road rage incident in Tampa during which "instant karma" was served to the driver was caught on video that is now going viral.

The video was posted to YouTube Wednesday by the user "Florida Driver" who says the incident happened on State Route 41 in Tampa on Monday.

The woman states the aggressive driver was tailgating for about three minutes on wet, slick roads before the pick-up truck is seen passing on the right and giving the middle finger; then things quickly began to spin out of control - literally.

Soon after passing the car, the pick-up truck is seen on video spinning out and crashing on the other side of the road.

"After about a minute, and me shaking my head, I pulled out my phone and started recording," the woman writes. "I couldn't move over because there were trucks in the right lane, and I sure as heck wasn't going to speed on a rainy day with the roads being as slick as they were. I was turning left in about a half-mile when this happened."

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has charged the pick up truck driver, 33-year-old Jefferey Travis White of Tampa, with Leaving the Scene of a Crash.

"Florida Driver" continues writing on YouTube: "He initially fled the scene of the accident, but thanks to this video he has been caught and charged. Massive props to the Sheriffs Department and most especially the Highway Patrol who responded to the scene."

"Needless to say though, I've never seen Karma come back so fast."

The woman who shot the video will not be charged, according to the sheriff's office.

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