Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-443

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 19, 2012
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    Pedestrian Fatality

    Pedestrian suffers fatal injuries.
    • Friday
    • November 16, 2012
    • Time: 10:20 PM
    • Anderson Road/Veteran's Expressway Off-Ramp

    Pedestrian:

    Clarence Harry Smitherman
    DOB: 11/11/1949
    509 North Westover Boulevard
    Albany, Georgia
     

    Vehicle:

    • 1997 Ford Van

    Driver:

    Michael Antonio Walker
    DOB: 12/05/1969
    5315 Archstone Drive
    Tampa, Florida
     

    Details:

    On November 16, 2012, at approximately 10:20 p.m. the pedestrian, Clarence Smitherman was walking westbound across Anderson Road within the southern crosswalk at the intersection of the Veterans Expressway off-ramp (Corporate Lake Drive). He was walking against the "Do Not Cross" signal. The driver of the van was traveling northbound on Anderson Road in the outside lane traveling
    approximately 45 mph and did not have enough time to react to Smitherman, who was wearing dark clothing. The pedestrian was struck within the intersection and died at the scene.


     
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