Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-134

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 2, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Traffic Crash

    Driver suffers fatal injuries.
    • Tuesday
    • April 2, 2013
    • Time: 9:20 AM
    • Crescent Park Drive and Falkenburg Road

    Vehicle #1:

    • 2003 Pontiac

    Driver #1:

    Scott Elliot Valentino (Fatality)
    DOB: 11/01/1972
    2902 Wildtree Drive
    Riverview, Florida

    Vehicle #2: 

    • 2008 Dodge 1500 Truck

    Driver #2:

    Terrance Lecroix Mitchell
    DOB: 11/21/1976
    12742 Standbridge Drive
    Riverview, Florida


    On April 2, 2013, at approximately 9:20 a.m., a 2008 Dodge pick up driven by Terrance Mitchell was traveling north (east) on Falkenburg Road at approximately 60 MPH in the curb lane. According to independent witnesses, Mitchell failed to stop at the red light at Crescent Park Drive and struck the driver's door of a 2003 Pontiac 4dr driven by Scott Valentino who was northbound on Crescent Park Drive making a right turn onto Falkenburg Road, with a green light.

    Scott Valentino was pronounced deceased at the scene. A blood sample was taken from Terrance Mitchell, although there are no indicators alcohol was involved in the crash. Mitchell was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

    No charges issued at this time, pending further investigation.

    Next of Kin has been notified.
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