Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-065

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 21, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Pedestrian Killed In Fatal Hit And Run

    Deputies are looking for the driver that fled following a fatal hit and run.
    • Monday
    • February 20, 2012
    • Time: 8:50 PM
    • 79th Street and Fir Drive
    • Tampa, FL


    Eric A. Lewis (Deceased)
    DOB: 11/20/1968
    4908 81 Street S
    Tampa, FL


    On February 20, 2012, at 8:50 p.m., Eric A. Lewis, was struck by an unknown vehicle while he was walking in the roadway on 79th Street approximately 20 feet north of Fir Drive. Lewis was wearing dark clothing. The impact was low speed, with the suspect vehicle inflicting fatal upper body trauma. The suspect vehicle fled the scene undetected.

    Due to the low speed of the impact, it is doubtful there will be major damage to the suspect vehicle. Tire evidence at the scene indicates it may be a vehicle with dual rear wheels, i.e. a dually pickup truck. No other vehicle evidence could be found at this time. Next of kin has been notified.

    The investigation continues.

    Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of these suspect and who wants 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).
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