Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-076

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 27, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Update On Traffic Fatality

    Driver is charged with DUI Manslaughter.
    • Friday
    • February 24, 2012
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • West Lake Drive and Ruth Morris Road
    • Tampa, FL

    Vehicle #1:

    • 2002 Chevy Trailblazer

    Driver #1:


    Miguel Angel Utrera-Espinoza
    DOB: 02/23/1991
    203 Park Spring Circle, Apt #7
    Plant City, FL 33566

    Charges:

    • No valid Florida Driver’s License
    • DUI Manslaughter
    • DUI with Serious Injury
    • DUI with Property Damage

    Vehicle #2:

    • 1995 Chevy Camaro

    Driver #2:

    Nadia Null
    DOB: 3/05/1977
    5407 Bishop Road
    Wimauma, FL

    Charges:

    • No valid Florida Driver’s License
    • Two Outstanding Warrants
    • Additional Charges pending toxicology results

    Passengers Vehicle #2:

    Ruben G. Rivera (Deceased)
    DOB: 10/27/1965
    5407 Bishop Road
    Wimauma, FL

    Rico Rivera
    5407 Bishop Road
    Wimauma, FL

    Nicolas Naughton
    4321 Charring Cross Road
    Sarasota, FL

    Update on Traffic Fatality:

    On Friday, February 24th, 2012, Miguel Angel Utrera-Espinosa was charged with DUI Manslaughter, DUI with Serious Injury, and DUI with Property Damage.

    FDLE analyzed Utrera-Espinosa's blood and determined that his Blood Alcohol Content measured over three hours after the crash, was 0.079. Dr. Julia Pearson, Chief Toxicologist at the Hillsborough County Medical Examiners Office analyzed the results and determined Utrera-Espinosa was well above a 0.08 at the time of the crash.

    Previous News Release 12-044:

    On February 4, 2012 at 6:27 p.m. a Chevy Camaro was traveling north on West Lake Drive and a Chevy Trailblazer was traveling south. The Chevy Camaro crossed the center line struck the front of the Chevy Trailblazer in a head on collision. Ruben Rivera a passenger in the Chevy Camaro was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he died from his injuries.

    Miguel Angel Utrera-Espinoza was charged with no Florida driver’s license. Additional charges are pending toxicology results.

    Nadia Null had no valid driver’s license and two outstanding warrants. Additional charges are pending toxicology results. She is at Tampa General Hospital in stable condition.

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