Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-178

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 18, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Traffic Fatality

    Detectives are looking for witnesses to the traffic crash April 26 at 11:30 p.m. in the area of Gibsonton Drive and Highway 301.
    • Thursday
    • April 26, 2012
    • Time: 11:30 PM
    • Gibsonton Drive Just West of Highway 301

    Vehicle:

    • 2003 Aprilla Scooter

    Driver:

    Roger W. Burke
    DOB: 1/25/1959
    11119 Lake Tahoe Drive
    Riverview, FL

    Suspect:

    • Unknown

    Suspect Vehicle:

    • Unknown make and model vehicle, white in color

    Details:

    Detectives are asking for anyone that was in the area of Gibsonton Drive and Highway 301 on April 26, 2012 around 11:30 p.m. that night that may have witnessed the traffic crash to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200.

    On April 26, 2012 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Roger Burke was operating his scooter and stopped at a red light eastbound on Gibsonton Drive at the entrance of 10425 Gibsonton Drive. He was struck by an unknown vehicle, throwing him to the ground. Burke was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he died from his injuries. The vehicle striking him is believed to be white in color and left the scene of the crash without providing any information.

    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 this 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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