Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-317

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 13, 2013
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    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Traffic Fatality

    Motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries.
    • Tuesday
    • August 13, 2013
    • Time: 9:05 AM
    • Anderson Road near Elmfield Drive

    Motorcycle Driver: 

    Ralph Taravella (Deceased)
    DOB: 04-30-1966
    5324 Ridgewell Court
    Tampa, Florida


    Ralph Taravella was riding his 2007 Honda motorcycle southbound on Anderson Road near Elmfield Drive when he lost control while negotiating a left hand curve.

    Taravella went down on the western sidewalk before he struck a wall. Taravella who was wearing a helmet and eye protection, died at the scene from his injuries. Next of Kin has been notified.
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