David Gee, Sheriff
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Release Number: 13-092
- For Immediate Release:
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- March 1, 2013
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Pedestrian Vs. Vehicle Traffic Fatality
Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle.
- February 28, 2013
- Time: 8:00 PM
- Falkenburg Road and Fisher Drive
- Tampa, FL
Sarafina Ann Elliott
431 Bonnie View Drive
William Mathew Harrell
403 Magnolia Avenue
Vehicle: 1996 Honda two-door
On February 28, 2013, just before 8 p.m., a 1996 Honda two door operated by William Harrell was northbound approximately 40 mph in the outside lane of Falkenburg Road approaching Fisher Drive in Tampa.
The victim, Sarafina Ann Elliott was walking east across Falkenburg Road behind two of her friends when just before she made it to the curb, she was struck by Harrell's vehicle. Sarafina was pronounced deceased at the scene.
She and the other two individuals with her had just exited the Falkenburg Road jail after attempting to visit an inmate.
William Harrell showed no signs of impairment, but agreed to a voluntary blood draw for toxicology analysis.
No charges at this time pending further investigation.