Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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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


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


    • 2011 Ford Van


    Mathura Rampersad
    1612 Carter Oaks Drive


    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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