Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-213

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 5, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Suspect Under Influence Of Alcohol Veers Into The Path Of Innocent Victims

    Driver veers into the path of oncoming vehicles and results in the death of one person.
    • Sunday
    • July 4, 2010
    • Time: 11:17 PM
    • VanDyke Road east of Lake Carlton Drive
    • Tampa, FL
    Vehicle - 2003 Nissan pickup truck

    Driver: Albino Martinez, DOB 12-16-76
    5418 Drift Tide Drive
    New Port Richey, FL

    Charges: DUI Property Damage (2 counts)
    DUI Manslaughter

    Vehicle - 2000 Chrysler Van

    Driver: Gina Villegas, DOB 01-25-68 (fatal)
    17720 Jamestown Way
    Lutz, FL

    Vehicle - 1996 Volkswagen

    Driver: Luis Rivera, DOB 07-04-90
    10811 N. McKinley Drive, #14103
    Tampa, FL

    Passenger: Daniel Mayes, DOB 08-23-89
    10811 N. McKinley Drive, #14103
    Tampa, FL

    Passenger: Harvey Gladden, DOB 10-15-89
    10811 N. McKinley Drive, #14104
    Tampa, FL

    On July 4, 2010 at approximately 11:17 p.m., a 2003 Nissan pickup truck driven by Albino Martinez was traveling west on VanDyke Road when it veered into the eastbound lanes striking the front of a 2000 Chrysler van driven by Gina Villegas. Also traveling eastbound behind the van was a 1996 Volkswagen driven by Luis Rivera. Rivera could not stop and struck the rear of the van. All individuals were transported to local hospitals. Gina Villegas died at St. Joseph's Hospital from her injuries.
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