David Gee, Sheriff
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Release Number: 11-299
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- September 6, 2011
- Contact Person:
- Debbie Carter : firstname.lastname@example.org
Motorcyclist suffers fatal injuries.
- September 5, 2011
- Time: 8:58 PM
- 78th Street South of Adamo Drive, at the exit ramp from the Selmon Crosstown
- Tampa, FL
Jose Oscar Valdez
537 Avenida Quarto #309
On September 5, 2011 at approximately 8:58 p.m., a traffic fatality/hit and run occurred on 78th street south of Adamo Drive, at the exit ramp from the Selmon Crosstown Expressway. The motorcycle was traveling south bound on 78th street in the left lane at a high rate of speed. A tractor trailer was in the intersection and the motorcycle struck the tractor trailer. The tractor trailer did not remain at the scene of the crash. The motorcyclist died at the scene. Valdez was wearing a helmet. As a result of the crash, the trailer will be missing the right turn signal/brake lense.
Anyone with any information reference the crash is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone wanting to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).