Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-187

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 15, 2013
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    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Traffic Fatality

    Motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries.
    • Tuesday
    • May 14, 2013
    • Time: 7:18 PM
    • Gibsonton Drive and Interstate 75

    Vehicle:

    • 2000 Honda Motorcycle

    Driver: 

    Thomas Konier
    DOB: 1/14/1989
    113 Lentz Road
    Brandon, FL

    Vehicle:

    • Tractor Trailer Truck

    Driver: 

    Clarence Williams
    DOB: 9/04/1970
    2228 Roanoke Springs Drive
    Ruskin, FL

    Details:

    On May 14, 2013, at approximately 7:18 p.m., a traffic crash occurred on Gibsonton Drive at the Interstate 75 northbound off ramp. Thomas Konier was operating a Honda motorcycle eastbound on Gibsonton Drive at a high rate of speed. A tractor trailer truck with a tank trailer in tow driven by Clarence Williams was attempting to turn left from exiting northbound Interstate 75 to travel west on Gibsonton Drive.

    Konier attempted to drive around the tank to the right, did not brake, and struck the tank in its left rear side with the motorcycle. Konier died at the scene.
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