Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-041

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 28, 2014
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Traffic Fatality

    Both drivers suffer fatal injuries in head-on collision.
    • Tuesday
    • January 28, 2014
    • Time: 9:15 AM
    • Gunn Highway East of Nixon Road

    Update:

    Wilmer Hart expired at St. Joseph's Hospital from his injuries sustained in the traffic crash.
     

    Vehicle # 1:

    • 2005 Nissan Murano

    Driver:

    Richard Alexander Celin (Fatality)
    DOB: 5-2-85
    10810 Wingate Drive
    Tampa

    Vehicle #2: 

    • 2002 Toyota Tundra Pickup with Utility Trailer

    Driver:

    Wilmer Donald Hart
    DOB: 1-8-54
    4601 Rickover Court
    New Port Richey
    Life Threatening Injuries

    Details:

    On January 28, 2014 at approximately 9:15 a.m. Richard Celin was traveling westbound on Gunn Highway. He crossed the median for an unknown reason. Donald Hart was traveling eastbound on Gunn Highway. Hart applied brakes and was struck head on by Richard Celin. Celin was pronounced deceased at the scene and Hart was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he is being treated for life threatening injuries.
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