Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-106

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 18, 2014
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    Traffic Fatality

    Woman dies in single vehicle accident.
    • Tuesday
    • March 18, 2014
    • Time: 5:32 AM
    • Falkenburg Road north of Windhorst Road


    Desiree R. Cruz (Deceased)
    DOB: 10/01/1982
    1508 W. Rio Vista Ave.
    Tampa, FL


    On March 18, 2014 at approximately 5:32 a.m., Desiree Cruz was traveling north on Falkenburg Road near Windhorst Road at approximately 50 MPH. She was driving a 1997 Dodge Caravan. For unknown reasons, she drove left, striking an 8-inch raised median, and lost control of the vehicle. It rolled onto its roof at approximately 200 feet north of the intersection on the east shoulder of the road, after striking the Tax Collector's Office sign. Cruz was pronounced deceased at the scene.
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