Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-213

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 27, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Update On Fatal Hit And Run Traffic Crash

    Detectives are seeking information on the driver involved in the traffic crash on June 12.
    • Sunday
    • June 12, 2011
    • Time: 12:41 PM
    • 78th Street and 50th Avenue
    • Tampa, FL

    Victim: (Deceased)

    James L. Beaupierre, DOB 5/19/65
    5225 Matador Court, Apt 7
    Tampa, FL


    1999 Kawasaki Ninja Motorcycle


    Unknown black male, heavy build

    Possible Suspect Vehicle:

    • Early 90’s Cadillac Sedan Deville or Coupe Deville
    • Gray or Silver in color
    • The vehicle will have fairly severe damage to the front passenger door area and possibly the right front quarter panel.


    On June 12, 2011 at 12:41 a.m., a fatal hit and run traffic crash occurred at 78th Street and 50th Avenue in Palm River. The crash occurred as a result of a Cadillac making a left turn in front of a 1999 Kawasaki motorcycle. The rider of the Kawasaki James Beaupierre, died at the scene.

    During the investigation, leads were developed on a possible suspect vehicle and driver. Detectives are asking for anyone who may have seen anything or may have additional information related to this fatal hit and run crash, please call HCSO at 813-247-8200 or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS(8477).
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