Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-330

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 12, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Deputy Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8094

    Fatal Traffic Crash

    Passenger dies after being ejected from vehicle.
    • Wednesday
    • November 10, 2010
    • Time: 10:49 PM
    • Natures Way Blvd & Haverstone Way
    • Valrico, FL


    Addison Strzalka Cole (Non-life-threatening injuries)
    DOB 09-09-90
    722 Fortuna Drive
    Brandon, FL


    Nicole Beverly Petracci (Deceased)
    DOB: 02-22-91


    On November 10, 2010 at 10:49 p.m., HCSO deputies were called to a traffic crash involving a single vehicle on Natures Way Boulevard, north of Havenstone Way in Valrico. Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Traffic Homicide Investigators arrived on scene and determined from evidence and interviews the following preliminary information. Addison Strzalka was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Pickup at high rate of speed (speed limit 30 mph) and lost control while negotiating a curve northbound on Natures Way Boulevard. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree causing extensive damage to the passenger side and causing the ejection of Nicole Petracci. Nicole Petracci died at the scene and Addison Strzalka was transported to Tampa General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

    This investigation is ongoing.
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