Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-063

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 10, 2014
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    Traffic Fatality

    Passenger suffers fatal injuries following head-on collision.
    • Sunday
    • February 9, 2014
    • Time: 8:47 AM
    • Lutz Lake Fern Road

    Vehicle #1:

    • 2006 Ford F150


    Colton Skalnik (No Injuries)
    DOB: 2/06/1997
    9420 Eddings Road

    Vehicle #2:

    • 2014 Ford Escape


    Robert Florance
    DOB: 3/24/1933
    1707 Tara Cr
    Texas City, TX

    Kathryn Florance
    DOB: 5/14/1933
    1707 Tara Cr
    Texas City, TX


    On February 9, 2014, at approximately 8:47 a.m., Colton Skalnik was operating a 2006 Ford F150 west on Lutz Lake Fern Road. He drove off the roadway onto the shoulder and struck two mailboxes. Skalnik then over corrected and re-entered the roadway but crossed into the eastbound lane. The Ford F150 then struck an eastbound 2014 Ford Escape, head-on. The driver and passenger, Kathryn and Robert Florance were transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital. Kathryn Florance expired from her injuries.
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