Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-113

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 18, 2013
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    Traffic Fatality

    Driver dies from injuries sustained in February crash.
    • Saturday
    • February 23, 2013
    • Time: 8:30 PM
    • Tarpon Drive and Bass Street

    Driver #1:

    Jamar C. Tillman
    DOB 10/15/90
    8723 Copeland Rd. #23
    Tampa, FL 33637
     

    Vehicle:

    • 2007 Nissan Sentra

    Details:

    On 02/23/13 at approximately 8:30 p.m., Jamar Tillman was driving a 2007 Nissan Sentra at a high rate of speed on Tarpon Road attempting to catch up to his friend, Maurice Newson. Mr. Tillman and Mr. Newson were moving the car for his cousin, Leonna Tillman. She did not have a parking sticker for her apartment complex and did not want her car privately impounded a third time. As Mr. Tillman had just negotiated a curve, he lost control. The Sentra went into a yaw, rotating counter clockwise. He continued northwest across the roadway and slid passenger side first into a tree on the northwest corner of Tarpon Drive and Bass Street. Mr. Tillman was unrestrained and suffered life threatening injuries. He was transported to Tampa General Hospital in serious condition. Alcohol is suspected.

    Jamar Tillman expired on March 17, 2013 at 10:30 p.m. as a result of his injuries.

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