Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 10-086

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 8, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Deputy Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8094

    Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck By Hit & Run Driver

    Driver who strikes pedestrian crossing street leaves the scene and returns.
    • Sunday
    • March 7, 2010
    • Time: 9:30 PM
    • Waters Av & Grady Av
    • Tampa

    Victim: Billy Leeden Ivy, dob: 03/08/67 (Pedestrian)

                 7015 N. Dakota Avenue, Tampa


    Driver: Amanda Bentz, dob: 03/28/89

                6909 Summer bridge Dr, Tampa


    Vehicle:  2008 Chevy Malibu

    On Sunday, March 7, 2010 at approximately 9:30 p.m., Amanda Bentz was driving a 2008 Chevy eastbound on W. Waters Avenue just west of N. Grady Avenue when she struck Billy Leaden who was crossing Waters Avenue.  The pedestrian died at the scene from injuries she received in the accident.


    After striking the pedestrian Bentz left the scene but returned a short time later with her parents.  Once back at the scene, she identified herself as the driver that struck the pedestrian.  No charges have been filed at the release of this alert.


    The investigation continues.
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