Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-176

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 21, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Traffic Fatality

    Motorcyclist suffers fatal injuries.
    • Friday
    • May 18, 2012
    • Time: 10:15 PM
    • Saunders Road and County Line Road

    Vehicle:

    • 2002 Suzuki Motorcycle

    Driver:

    Derek G. Straitz
    DOB: 11-8-84
    36015 Deer Creek Drive, #102
    Zephyrhills, Florida

    Details:

    On May 18, 2012 at approximately 10:15 p.m. the operator of a 2002 Suzuki motorcycle was traveling southbound on Saunders Road approaching County Line Road at a high rate of speed. Straitz failed to negotiate the sharp right turn, driving off the east road edge into a grassy area. Straitz was ejected from the motorcycle and died at the scene. Straitz was discovered on May 19, 2012 at approximately 7:00 a.m. by a Pasco County Sheriff’s Deputy.
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