Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-101

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 24, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Traffic Crash Fatality

    Driver not wearing seatbelt suffers fatal injuries in single vehicle accident.
    • Thursday
    • March 24, 2011
    • Time: 3:50 AM
    • Northdale Boulevard and Braesgate Lane
    • Tampa, FL

    Vehicle:

    Nissan SUV

    Driver:

    Andrew Schnitker (fatality)
    DOB 11/2/88 
    4218 Briarberry Lane
    Tampa, FL

    Passenger:

    Stephen Berndt
    DOB 12/14/85
    5029 Rutkin Boulevard
    Tampa, FL

    Details:

    The Nissan SUV operated by Andrew Schnitker was traveling westbound on Northdale Boulevard at a high rate of speed, he entered the curve at Mapledale Drive, lost control, crossed the median where the vehicle rolled over and slid into a wall at Northdale and Braesgate. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt. He was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. The passenger Stephen Berndt was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the crash.

    Alcohol is suspected and the investigation continues.
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