A 38-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y. man riding as a passenger in a motorhome died as the result of a fire Friday on Interstate 75 in Marion County.
David Zablidowsky died at the scene after a fire broke out at 12:15 p.m. when the motorhome was struck by a semi at Mile Marker 372, according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol.
He was known as David Z, and was the bassist for both the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Adrenaline Mob. The band was on the way to a gig at the State Theater in St. Petersburg at the time of the accident.
The motorhome was driven by Jason McCole, 41, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. who was seriously injured. Four other passengers were also seriously injured.
Also struck by the semi was a GMC Sierra driven by 27-year-old Jordan Cannata of West Babylon, N.Y. who was seriously injured. A passenger in the Sierra, 46-year-old Mike Orlando of Staten Island, N.Y., was also seriously injured.
The semi driver, 59-year-old Robert Edwin Haines of Largo, escaped without injury.
The investigation into the accident continues.