Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-015

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 13, 2014
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    Traffic Crash

    Deputy's patrol vehicle struck in early morning crash.
    • Saturday
    • January 11, 2014
    • Time: 3:55 AM
    • Hillsborough Avenue West


    • 2007 Crown Victoria

    Deputy Involved:

    Deputy Robert Wright
    District Three


    • 2011 Nissan


    Russell Harvey Lunsford
    DOB: 9/16/1984
    5156 Belle Chase Circle


    On January 11, 2014 at approximately 3:55 a.m. Deputy Wright was traveling eastbound on Hillsborough Avenue West approaching Silvermill Drive. Deputy Wright observed a black 2011 Nissan traveling eastbound on Hillsborough Avenue. The Nissan then violated Deputy Wright's right of way, by turning southbound (left) in front of Deputy Wright's path. The front of the Nissan struck the drivers side of the deputy's vehicle.

    Both the deputy and Lunsford were transported to St. Joseph's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries to be medically evaluated.

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