Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-136

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 26, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Deputy Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8094

    Two Killed In Traffic Crash

    Two motorcyclists are dead after their Suzuki motorcycle collided with a Jeep Cherokee.
    • Monday
    • April 26, 2010
    • Time: 5:44 PM
    • W. College Ave and 8th Street SW
    • Ruskin, Florida

    VEHICLE #1- Suzuki motorcycle

    DRIVER: 

    Walters, Daniel James - Deceased
    DOB 02/12/1988
    402 4th Ave S.W.
    Ruskin, FL 

    PASSENGER:

    Modrow, Ryan Michael - Deceased
    DOB 06/11/1991
    1720 Shenandoah Road
    Wimauma, FL 


    VEHICLE#2-1996 Jeep Cherokee

    DRIVER:

    Durand, Gabrielle Desiree - Uninjured
    DOB 07/13/1986
    306 9th St S.E.
    Ruskin, FL


    On April 26, 2010 at 5:44 p.m., HCSO deputies were called to a traffic crash involving a motorcycle and an automobile.

    Once on scene, deputies found the driver and passenger of the motorcycle severely injured. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue arrived and transported both riders to South Bay Hospital where they died from their injuries.

    HCSO Traffic Homicide Investigators arrived on scene and determined the following preliminary information:

    Gabrielle Durand was driving a 1996 Jeep Cherokee westbound on College Ave, waiting to turn left on 8th St S.W. Daniel Walters was driving a Suzuki motorcycle with his passenger Ryan Modrow eastbound on College Ave when the Jeep Cherokee turned left into the motorcycle's path causing it to strike the front of the Jeep.

    Traffic Homicide Detectives have yet to file any charges pending further investigation. Both motorcyclists were not wearing helmets.

    Next of kin has been notified.

    This investigation continues.
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