Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-372

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 16, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Traffic Fatality

    Motorcyclist suffers fatal injuries.
    • Friday
    • September 13, 2013
    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Joe King Road near Nesmith Road

    Driver: (deceased) 

    Tyease N. Thompson
    DOB: 10/17/1985
    2211 Hollomon Road
    Plant City, FL 33566


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

    According to traffic homicide detectives, Tyease Thompson was operating a 2008 Honda motorcycle (dirt bike) at a high rate of speed on Joe King Road near Nesmith Road just before 7:00 p.m. on September 13, 2013.

    Evidence at the scene shows Thompson struck a guard rail after he failed to negotiate a curve and left the roadway. Thompson who was not wearing a helmet or any eye protection, died at the scene.

    The motorcycle Thompson was operating had been previously reported stolen in Hillsborough County. It was returned to the rightful owner.

    Next kin has been notified.  The investigation continues.
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