Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-228

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 7, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Det. Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8094

    Fatal Traffic Crash

    Fatal traffic crash results in the death of one man.
    • Wednesday
    • July 6, 2011
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Hillsborough County, Florida
    • East Bearss Ave and North 12th Street
    • Tampa, Florida


    Ramirez, Linda Collins
    DOB: 05/08/1952
    5848 Red Cedar Lane,
    Tampa, FL 33625

    Non-incapacitating injuries, restrained by lap and shoulder belt as well as a deployed airbag


    Upton, Norris B.
    DOB: 10/30/1921
    5848 Red Cedar Lane
    Tampa, FL 33625

    Fatal Injuries, not restrained but airbag did deploy

    Vehicle: 2008 Hyundai Sonata


    On July 6, 2011 at approximately 4:00 pm, a 2003 Dodge Van was northbound on 12th St crossing Bearss Avenue when it entered the path of a 2008 Hyundai Sonata that was westbound in the outside lane of Bearss Avenue.

    The front of the Hyundai driven by Linda Ramirez struck the Dodge Van driven by Rosanne Miller in the right side. The Hyundai was redirected in a northwest direction where it came to rest in a drainage ditch. The Dodge van came to rest in the westbound lanes.

    The driver and passenger of the Hyundai were transported to University Community Hospital. The passenger, Norris Upton died later that evening at UCH.

    Rosanne Miller, the driver of the Dodge van has been charged with "Fail to Yield Right of Way".

    The investigation continues....
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