Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-092

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 1, 2013
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    Pedestrian Vs. Vehicle Traffic Fatality

    Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle.
    • Thursday
    • February 28, 2013
    • Time: 8:00 PM
    • Falkenburg Road and Fisher Drive
    • Tampa, FL

    Victim: (deceased)

    Sarafina Ann Elliott
    DOB: 7/7/1982
    431 Bonnie View Drive
    Valrico, Florida


    William Mathew Harrell
    DOB: 5/11/1991
    403 Magnolia Avenue
    Seffner, Florida

    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.
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