Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-201

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 13, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Traffic Fatality

    Pedestrian suffers fatal injuries.
    • Saturday
    • April 11, 2015
    • Time: 9:15 PM
    • County Road 579

    Victim-Pedestrian:

    Donald McIntosh (deceased)
    DOB: 05/02/1999
    6436 N. Black Dairy Rd
    Seffner

    Driver:

    John Pulaski (not injured)
    DOB: 04/10/1975
    12302 Kelley Lane
    Thonotosassa

    Vehicle:

    • 2001 Chevrolet Silverado pick up truck

    Details:

    On April 11, 2015, at approximately 9:15 pm, John Pulaski was traveling southbound on County Road 579 in a 2001Chevy Silverado in the area of Thomas Street when he observed Donald McIntosh walking along the shoulder of the road looking down at his cell phone.

    Pulaski began slowing when suddenly and without warning, McIntosh darted into his path. Pulaski swerved left and braked, but was unable to avoid striking McIntosh with the truck. McIntosh was thrown approximately 60 feet and he died at the scene from the injuries.

    McIntosh was not crossing at an intersection, nor was there a crosswalk. Alcohol is not suspected in this crash.

    The investigation will continue, however no charges against Pulaski are expected at this time.

    Next of Kin has been notified.

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