Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-165

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 5, 2014
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    Traffic Fatality

    Motorist suffers fatal injuries in traffic crash.
    • Saturday
    • May 3, 2014
    • Time: 11:00 PM
    • Madison Avenue at Joanne Kearney Drive

    Involved:

    Vehicle: Moped
    Driver:
    John David Burkett (fatality)
    DOB 4-15-73
    7401 51st Avenue South
    Tampa, FL

    Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler 300
    Driver:
    Andrew Eugene Moore
    DOB 5-1-63
    5617 122 Avenue
    Tampa, FL

    Details:

    On May 3, 2014 at approximately 11:00 p.m. John Burkett was riding a moped westbound on Madison Avenue at Joanne Kearney Drive. A 2005 Chrysler 300 was traveling westbound on Madison Avenue at approximately 45 mph, failed to observe the moped and struck it from the rear. The moped became lodged under the front of the vehicle, catching fire to both. Burkett was thrown from the moped. County Fire responded and pronounced Burkett deceased. The investigation continues.
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