Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-186

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 25, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Motorcylist Dies In Crash

    Brandon crash takes life of motorcycle passenger.
    • Thursday
    • May 24, 2012
    • Time: 5:30 PM
    • Parsons Avenue and Valley Drive

    Vehicle 1:

    2007 Chevrolet Truck

    Romildo P. Sanches, DOB 4-10-61
    519 Mahogany Drive
    Seffner, FL

    Vehicle 2:

    1999 Suzuki Motorcycle

    Joseph A. Bronson, DOB 8-24-78
    209 Sheryl Lynn Drive
    Brandon, FL

    Passenger: Fatal
    Pamela L. Bronson, DOB 5-23-78
    209 Sheryl Lynn Drive
    Brandon, FL


    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred on May 24, 2012 at approximately 5:30 p.m. The driver of the Chevrolet (Romildo Sanches) was attempting to make a left turn on Parsons Avenue from Valley Drive, traveling westbound to southbound. Sanches had traversed the two northbound lanes and was facing southbound in the median lane of Parsons Avenue. When Sanches could not make it out into southbound travel lanes of Parson, he placed his truck in reverse in an attempt to back the way he came and was struck on the left front by a Suzuki that was traveling north on Parsons Avenue in the median lane. Both operator and the passenger of the motorcycle were ejected. They were both transported to Tampa General Hospital where the passenger, Pamela Bronson expired and the operator, Joseph Bronson is listed in stable condition.

    The investigation continues.
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