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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 11-229

    • 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

    Criminal Charges Filed in Fatal Traffic Crash

    Update to fatal traffic crash that occurred on November 10th 2010. (Refer to HCSO to Press Release # 10-330)
    • Thursday
    • July 7, 2011
    • Time: 2:55 PM
    • Hillsborough County, Florida
    • Natures Way Blvd
    • Valrico, Florida
     

    Arrested:




    Addison C. Strzalka
    DOB: 09/19/1990
    722 Fortuna Dr.
    Brandon, Florida 33511

    Charges:

    Vehicular Homicide

    Victim: (Deceased)

    Nicole B. Petracci
    DOB: 02/22/1991
    4617 River Overlook Dr.
    Valrico, FL 33594
     

    Details:

    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Traffic Homicide Investigators has filed criminal charges with the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office in connection with a fatal traffic crash that occurred on November 10th 2010. Refer to HCSO to Press Release # 10-330 

    According to investigators, Addison Strzalka was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Pickup between 88 and 90 miles per hour in a posted 30 mph speed zone northbound in the southbound lanes on Natures Way Blvd.

    While trying to negotiate a curve, Strzalka left the roadway and struck a tree causing extensive damage to the passenger side and ejecting Nicole Petracci from the truck.

    Nicole Petracci died at the scene and Addison Strzalka was transported to Tampa General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

    While at the crash scene, a deputy overheard Strzalka talking on a cell phone saying, "I was going too fast. I was trying to show off". In the same conversation he stated "Dad I'm sorry, I totaled your truck."

    Strzalka had a blood alcohol level of .034 one hour and 45 minutes after the crash.
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