Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-391

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 17, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Traffic Fatality

    Pedestrian succumbs to fatal injuries from August 3 traffic crash.
    • Friday
    • August 3, 2012
    • Time: 2:53 PM
    • Sheldon Road
    • Tampa, Florida

    Pedestrian:

    Luis Colon (Fatality)
    DOB: 5/12/1942
    8305 Redbraes Drive
    Tampa, Florida

    Vehicle:

    • 1995 Ford Taurus

    Driver:

    Reicel Pelaez
    DOB: 6/30/1991
    311 Como Street
    Tampa, Florida

    Details:

    On August 3, 2012 at approximately 2:53 p.m., a 1995 Ford Taurus driven by Reicel Pelaez was traveling northbound on Sheldon Road in the left through lane. There was a vehicle slightly ahead of the Ford Taurus in the right lane also traveling northbound. As the vehicles cleared the intersection of Waters Avenue, pedestrian Luis Colon walked westbound into the roadway, a few feet north of the crosswalk and against a red pedestrian signal. Mr. Colon crossed one lane and was narrowly missed by the lead car. Mr. Colon continued into the second lane directly into the path of the Ford Taurus.

    Mr. Colon was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital with life threatening injuries. Mr. Colon died at Kindred Care on October 15, 2012.
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