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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-178

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 6, 2015
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    Traffic Fatality

    Pedestrian suffers fatal injuries.
    • Friday
    • April 3, 2015
    • Time: 8:35 PM
    • Progress Boulevard & Valleydale Drive

    Pedestrian:

    Jackson Jeffrey (Fatality)
    DOB: 8/30/58
    1874 NW 44th Street
    Miami

    Vehicle:

    • 2011 Ford Van

    Driver:

    Mathura Rampersad
    1612 Carter Oaks Drive
    Valrico

    Details:

    At approximately 8:35 p.m. the pedestrian was walking south across Progress Blvd. towards a bus stop, crossing not within a crosswalk.

    Mathura Rampersad was driving his 2011 Ford Van eastbound on Progress Blvd. at approximately 45 mph.  He failed to observe the pedestrian step off the raised median into the roadway and struck the pedestrian with the front of the van.  There is no overhead lighting in the area of the crash and the pedestrian was wearing all dark clothing.  The pedestrian was pronounced at the scene.

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