David Gee, Sheriff
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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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Motorcyclist Dies In Crash
Crash in Eastern Hillsborough County takes life of motorcyclist.
- February 25, 2011
- Time: 7:55 PM
- Thonotosassa Road and Jernigan Lane
1998 Honda Motorcycle
Robert L. Gibson, Jr. (deceased)
4040 Gallagher Road
Plant City, FL
1999 Chevrolet Silverado Pick Up
Cody Allen Iceman
9342 Barrington Oaks Drive
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.