Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-064

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 26, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Motorcyclist Dies In Crash

    Crash in Eastern Hillsborough County takes life of motorcyclist.
    • Friday
    • February 25, 2011
    • Time: 7:55 PM
    • Thonotosassa Road and Jernigan Lane
    1998 Honda Motorcycle

    Robert L. Gibson, Jr. (deceased)
    DOB 08-14-86
    4040 Gallagher Road
    Plant City, FL

    1999 Chevrolet Silverado Pick Up

    Cody Allen Iceman
    DOB 05-21-93
    9342 Barrington Oaks Drive
    Dover, FL


    On February 25, 2011, at approximately 7:55 p.m. the motorcyclist was traveling east bound on Thonotosassa Road approaching Jernigan Lane. A vehicle was traveling west bound on Thonotosassa Road, slowing to make a right turn (northbound) onto Jernigan Lane. Two pick up trucks were traveling west bound on Thonotosassa Road, behind the vehicle making a right turn. The two pick up trucks attempted to pass the vehicle simultaneously. The first truck was able to re-enter the west bound lane after passing; however the second truck driven by Iceman was unable to and hit the motorcyclist head on. The motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle onto the shoulder of the roadway and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Chevy exited the roadway after impact and struck a tree. The driver of the Chevy (Iceman) was transported to Tampa General Hospital with non life threatening injuries.
    The investigation continues.
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