Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-187

    • 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

    Single Vehicle Fatality

    Driver dies in early morning crash.
    • Friday
    • May 25, 2012
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Glendale Street just west of Bonita Drive
    • Wimauma


    Vehicle: Ford Crown Victoria
    Monica Suarez, DOB 2-20-87
    5730 Bassa Street

    Alejandro Porras, DOB 11-10-91
    1426 Murillo Loop

    Julian Martinez, DOB 12-17-92
    5308 North Street


    The Ford Crown Victoria driven by Monica Suarez was traveling west on Bonita Drive at approximately 60 MPH, failed to negotiate the corner at Glendale Street, and continued east through an area of heavy brush and a ditch. The vehicle came to rest approximately 450 feet east of the intersection, and caught fire. All three occupants were ejected from the vehicle. The driver, Monica Saurez died at the scene. The two passengers were not injured.

    The investigation continues.

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