Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-498

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 16, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Traffic Fatality

    Pedestrian suffers fatal injuries.
    • Saturday
    • December 14, 2013
    • Time: 12:05 AM
    • Southbound lane of Nixon Road approximately 300 yards north of Cedar Dune Drive

    Pedestrian/Fatality:

    John Roderick McKinnon
    DOB: 11-17-44
    203 Bywater Drive
    Tampa

    Vehicle:

    • 2004 Mazda RX8

    Driver:

    Kenny Tejeda
    DOB: 9-17-84
    1103 Brightside Drive
    Tampa

    Details:

    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred on December 14, 2013 on Nixon Road. John McKinnon was laying in the middle of the southbound lane of Nixon Road approximately 300 yards north of Cedar Dune Drive. The 2004 Mazda driven by Kenny Tejeda was traveling south in the southbound lane of Nixon Road at approximately 40 mph, failed to observe McKinnon and struck him with the front of the car. There were no street lights in the area of the crash and the victim was wearing dark clothing. It is unknown why McKinnon was laying in the roadway. Toxicology is pending on McKinnon.
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