Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-262

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 9, 2014
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    Traffic Fatality

    Motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries in traffic crash.
    • Tuesday
    • July 8, 2014
    • Time: 7:39 PM
    • Coronet Road at Cason Road

    Vehicle 1:

    •  2006 Saturn Ion


    Jessica Alexander
    DOB: 11/26/1981
    1100 Oak Bridge Parkway #199
    Lakeland, FL 33803

    Vehicle 2:

    •  2000 Suzuki Motorcycle


    Tommy Jerkins (deceased)
    DOB: 04/24/1964
    1113 Sparkman Road
    Plant City, FL 33566


    Jessica Alexander was southbound on Coronet Road. She slowed and attempted a left turn onto Cason Road, entering the path of the northbound motorcycle. The motorcycle struck the front left corner of the vehicle. The motorcycle and rider traveled 130 feet coming to rest in a ditch. The motorcyclist expired at the scene due to the injuries sustained in the crash. Although no indicators of impairment were evident, Jessica Alexander submitted to a voluntary blood draw to verify that she was not impaired. The investigation continues into this crash.

    The motorcycle had been reported stolen on February 15, 2014 and had not been recovered from the Dover area of the county.
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