Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-196

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 20, 2013
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    Traffic Fatality

    Passenger suffers fatal injuries.
    • Friday
    • May 17, 2013
    • Time: 1:16 PM
    • Sligh Avenue and I75 Overpass

    Vehicle:

    • 1994 Jeep Cherokee

    Driver:

    Roland Neale Colley
    DOB 07-18-1950
    10123 Sligh Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33610
     

    Passenger:
     

    Alexander Mlott Colley (deceased)
    DOB 02/14/1989
    10111 Sligh Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33610

    Details:

    On May 17, 2013 at 1:16 p.m., a 1994 Jeep was traveling westbound on Sligh Avenue and the driver failed to negotiate a right hand curve in the road. The driver left the roadway, attempted to correct, and slid into a concrete abutment, trees, and a fence. The trees and the large fence poles were struck by passenger side of the vehicle. The vehicle then rotated and partially ejected the passenger. The passenger was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital where he expired from injuries sustained in the crash. The driver was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he is in serious condition. Alcohol is suspected in this crash.
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