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Release Number: 13-522
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- December 30, 2013
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Driver suffers fatal injuries in single vehicle traffic crash.
- December 29, 2013
- Time: 7:05 PM
- North Street at 11th Street
Jose Cruz (Deceased)
5317 Vel Street
On December 29, 2013 at 7:05 p.m., Jose Cruz was traveling westbound on North Street at a high rate of speed in the '10 Chevrolet Cobalt he had taken from his mother without her permission. Cruz failed to negotiate the left turn onto 11th Street and struck a large tree with the passenger side of the vehicle. He was transported to South Bay Hospital to await medivac to Tampa General Hospital. After the helicopter landed at South Bay Hospital, Cruz expired. Blood alcohol level is pending toxicology results.