Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-353

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 3, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Traffic Fatality

    Driver suffers fatal injuries in single car traffic crash.
    • Sunday
    • September 1, 2013
    • Time: 4:00 AM
    • Town & Country Boulevard near Marston Court

    Driver:

    Saul A. Vallejo
    DOB: 09-21-1982
    4734 Normandy Drive #A
    Tampa, Florida

    Fatal Injuries - Not restrained, numerous airbags deployed

    Passenger: 

    Katiria Serrano
    DOB: 09-16-1984
    1360 S. Washington Avenue #1
    Clearwater, Florida

    Incapacitating Injuries - Restrained - seatbelt and shoulder harness

    Details:

    Based upon the preliminary information at the time of this release, the following circumstances are believed to have led to this incident which remains under investigation.

    On September 1, 2013, at 4 a.m., a 2003 Honda Accord driven by Saul Vallejo was traveling southbound on Town and Country Boulevard near Marston Court.

    Vallejo failed to negotiate a right hand curve in the road. The vehicle rotated clockwise as it left the road and struck a tree with the driver's side at the door. The vehicle then changed rotation and traveled another 25 feet and struck a utility pole with the passenger side.  Vallejo died at the scene from the injuries sustained in the crash. The passenger, Katiria Serrano was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition.

    Next of Kin has been notified.

    The investigation continues.

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