Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-454

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 26, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Traffic Fatality

    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office investigates fatal crash involving former deputy.
    • Saturday
    • November 24, 2012
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • North Boulevard at Noreast Lake Drive

    Vehicle:

    • 2005 Chevrolet Colorado Pick Up Truck

    Driver:

    Wade Weatherman (Fatality)
    DOB: 5-11-27
    Tampa

    Weatherman was a detention deputy with the Sheriff's Office from 1970 until he
    retired in 1986.

    Vehicle:

    • 2006 Toyota Corolla

    Driver:

    Karen Cozart
    DOB: 4-6-82
    11705 Country Club Place
    Tampa

    Passengers:

    Sandra Cozart
    DOB: 10-8-44
    11705 Country Club Place
    Tampa

    Theo Romeo
    DOB: 10-22-06
    11705 Country Club Place
    Tampa

    Details:

    On November 24, 2012 at approximately 5:00 p.m. a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado was traveling northbound on North Boulevard. This vehicle crossed the center line for an unknown reason and struck a 2006 Toyota head on. The driver of the Colorado was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital where he expired. The driver and occupants of the Toyota received minor injuries that did not require transport to the hospital. It is unknown if a medical condition contributed to the crash and the investigation continues.
     
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