Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-007

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 4, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Motorcyclist Dies In Traffic Crash

    Motorcyclist struck by motorist is pronounced dead at the scene.
    • Monday
    • January 3, 2011
    • Time: 3:21 PM
    • Casey Road and West Bank Avenue
    • Tampa, FL

    Vehicle: 2000 Ford Focus

    Amber Fernandez, 17 year old
    5435 Friars Way
    Tampa, FL

    Joel Paredez, 17 year old
    11004 Summer Drive
    Tampa, FL

    Motorcycle: 2008 Kawasaki

    Operator: Fatality
    Glenn W. Johnston, DOB 04-20-43
    16605 Hatton Road
    Tampa, FL


    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Investigators responded to a traffic crash with a fatality on January 3, 2011 at approximately 3:21 p.m. Investigation revealed that both the Ford Focus and Kawasaki were traveling south bound on Casey Road. The motorcyclist passed several southbound vehicles and then passed the Ford Focus, cutting in front of the Focus. The operator of the motorcycle then immediately slowed down to negotiate a turn. The driver of the Focus attempted to slow down, bumped the motorcycle in the rear end, resulting in the motorcyclist falling off the motorcycle where he was then struck by the Focus. The motorcyclist died at the scene. The occupants of the Ford Focus were not injured and no charges are expected.
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