Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-186

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 14, 2013
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    • Public Informatoin Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Traffic Crash With Injuries

    The intersection was closed for over two hours.
    • Tuesday
    • May 14, 2013
    • Time: 8:41 AM
    • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and 56th Street

    Vehicle:

    • Toyota Camry

    Driver:

    Eriaius Bentley
    DOB: 10-6-92
    7811 River Resort Lane, apt. F
    Tampa

    Passenger:
    Gwendolyn House
    DOB: 10-16-71
    3010 Dodge Street
    Tampa
     

    Vehicle:

    • Ford F150 Pick Up Truck

    Driver:

    Clark Benson
    DOB: 2-10-41
    4407 24 Avenue
    Tampa

    Cited: Failure to use right of way

    Details:

    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a traffic crash that occurred at approximately 8:41 a.m. at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and 56th Street. The Toyota Camry was eastbound on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. approaching 56th street when a pick up truck traveling south on 56th Street struck the Camry. The Camry then struck a Teco pole breaking the pole in half. The pole fell in the middle of the intersection. The intersection was shut down for approximately 2 ½ hours.

    The driver of the truck was not injured. The occupants of the Camry were transported to St. Joseph’s complaining of pain.
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