Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-288

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 26, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Detectives Investigating Traffic Fatality

    The victim was struck by a light colored 4dr vehicle that fled the scene.
    • Friday
    • August 26, 2011
    • Time: 12:30 AM
    • 11th Street N of 124th Avenue
    • Tampa, FL


    Shelly Jo Morganski
    DOB: 12/19/66
    Last Known Address:
    2208 E. 138th Avenue
    Tampa, FL


    At approximately, 12:30 a.m., deputies were notified of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle near the corner of 11th Street N and 124th Avenue in Tampa. When deputies arrived on the scene, they located an adult female critically injured in the roadway.
    Paramedics with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue arrived on scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

    The Eye On Crime video shows the pedestrian walking partially across 124th Avenue when she stumbles and falls into the middle of the roadway. The victim remains laying in the roadway until she is run over by a southbound vehicle which flees the scene. The cameras show the vehicle turning west on 124th Avenue and then south on Nebraska. The vehicle appears to be a light colored early 2000 Nissan Altima 4-door.

    Anyone with any information reference the suspect or suspect vehicle is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect or vehicle and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).
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