Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-082

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 14, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Det. Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8094

    Traffic Fatality

    Vehicle leaves roadway striking a utility pole.
    • Saturday
    • March 12, 2011
    • Time: 2:40 AM
    • Northbound on Gunn Hwy near Copeland Road
    • Tampa, FL

    Victim:(Deceased)

    Wright, Wayne Edward
    DOB 04/17/1976
    12018 Northumberland Drive
    Westchase, FL 33626

    Details:

    On March 12, 2011 at 2:40 AM., a 2002 Jaguar driven by Wayne E. Wright was northbound on Gunn Highway near Copeland Road in excess of the posted speed of 45 MPH. The 2002 Jaguar exited the east side of the road and traveled approximately 300 feet before striking a large utility pole with the passenger side.

    Wright sustained critical injuries and died at the scene, alcohol is suspected.

    Next of kin has been notified.

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