Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-323

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 1, 2010
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    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Motorcyclist Dies After Vehicle Pulls Into Its Path

    Driver of pick-up truck pulls out into the path of motorcycle causing a fatal traffic crash.
    • Sunday
    • October 31, 2010
    • Time: 9:44 PM
    • 2176 Branch Forbes Road
    • Thonotosassa, FL

    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Explorer

    Driver: Roy Margison
    DOB 04-16-64
    2176 Branch Forbes Road
    Plant City, FL

    Vehicle: 2005 Harley Davidson

    Operator: Carlos Camacho
    DOB 12-20-60 (fatality)
    5106 Thonotosassa Road
    Plant City, FL

    Passenger: Elise Berk
    DOB 10-26-91
    5106 Thonotosassa Road
    Tampa, FL


    On October 31, 2010 at approximately 9:44 p.m., a traffic crash occurred when Roy Margison was pulling his 1997 Ford Explorer out of his driveway at 2176 Branch Forbes Road to travel southbound. He pulled into the path of a northbound 2005 Harley Davidson being driven by Carlos Camacho who had his daughter, Elise Berk, as a passenger. Camacho attempted to stop but was struck by the front of the Explorer and both occupants of the motorcycle were ejected onto the pavement. Camacho was transported to Lakeland Regional Hospital where he died from his injuries. Berk was also transported to Lakeland Regional and is listed in stable condition. The investigation continues.
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