Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-490

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 10, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Traffic Fatality

    Bicyclist suffered fatal injuries.
    • Monday
    • December 9, 2013
    • Time: 8:30 PM
    • Sheldon Road just south of Waters Avenue

    Bicyclist: 

    Carmen Ivelisse Pando (Deceased)
    DOB: 05/06/1987
    2505 Orange Tree Loop, #101
    Tampa

    Driver: 

    Michael Rueben Weaver (Not Injured)
    DOB: 02/03/1988
    4109 W. Nassau St
    Tampa

    Details:

    On December 9, 2013, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Carmen Pando, was riding a mountain style bicycle without a headlamp southbound on the sidewalk along the east side of Sheldon Road just south of Waters Avenue.

    Michael Weaver who is a Hillsborough County Public Utilities employee was driving a 2008 Ford F350 pick up truck and was stopped waiting to exit the parking lot of the Chevron Gas Station located at 8311 Sheldon Road in Tampa.

    As Weaver began pulling onto Sheldon Road to head northbound, Pando struck the passenger side of the truck and was critically injured. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded and transported Pando to a local hospital where she was
    later pronounced deceased.

    HCSO Traffic Homicide detectives responded to the scene to gather evidence and conduct interviews including Weaver. Detectives determined there was no indication Weaver was under the influence of any alcohol or drugs. Weaver was released at the scene.

    No charges have been filed at this time pending further investigation.
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