Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-181

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 15, 2014
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    Traffic Fatality

    Pedestrian suffered fatal injuries.
    • Wednesday
    • May 14, 2014
    • Time: 8:35 PM
    • Sheldon Road at Wood Lake Drive

    Pedestrian:

    Kimberly J. Laughlin (deceased)
    DOB: 5/31/1966
    8102 Sheldon Shores Drive
    Tampa, FL

    Vehicle:

    • 1997 Ford Explorer

    Driver:

    Rosemary Ann Fowler
    DOB: 1/20/1962
    10601 Tavistock Drive
    Tampa, FL

    Details:

    On May 14, 2014 at 8:35 p.m., Kimberly J. Laughlin was traveling east across Sheldon Road at Wood Lake Drive in her wheelchair, coming from the Radiant Food store. Rosemary Ann Fowler, was traveling north in the median lane of Sheldon Road at approximately 45 MPH in her 1997 Ford Explorer. Fowler did not observe Laughlin travel into her path and struck the wheelchair in the center of the median lane. Laughlin was pronounced at the scene.
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