Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-006

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 6, 2014
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    Traffic Fatality

    A pedestrian suffered fatal injuries.
    • Saturday
    • January 4, 2014
    • Time: 7:36 PM
    • Bloomingdale Avenue at Ivey Boulevard

    Pedestrian: 

    Grisel Perez Garofalo (Fatality)
    DOB: 08-28-1965
    2204 Harvard Court
    Riverview

    Vehicle:

    • 2012 Ford Fusion

    Driver: 

    Robert Ballentine
    DOB: 12-11-1991
    417 Bloomingfield Drive
    Brandon

    Details:

    On January 4, 2014 at 7:36 p.m., a pedestrian was attempting to cross Bloomingdale Avenue at Ivy Boulevard. She was crossing from north to south. A 2012 Ford Fusion was eastbound on Bloomingdale in the right lane. The pedestrian was walking through traffic and walked into the path of the Ford. She was struck by the Ford and expired at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash. No charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing.
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