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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-398

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 3, 2015
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    Traffic Fatality

    Driver expired at the scene of the crash.
    • Saturday
    • August 1, 2015
    • Time: 2:46 PM
    • Apollo Beach Boulevard
    • Apollo Beach

    Vehicle 1:

    • 1990 Chevrolet Corvette

    Driver:

    Kirk Kovel (deceased)
    DOB: 01/27/1956
    6520 Senegal Palm Way
    Apollo Beach, FL 33572

    Passenger:

    Michael Murphy (incapacitating injuries)
    DOB: 01/25/1972
    340 Hope Bay Loop
    Apollo Beach, FL 33572

    Vehicle 2:

    • 2012 Hyundai Sonata

    Driver:

    Annette R Yucha (incapacitating injuries)
    DOB: 08/25/1984
    11528 Balintore Drive
    Riverview, FL 33569

    Details:

    On August 1, 2015 at 2:46 p.m., Vehicle 1 was traveling eastbound on Apollo Beach Boulevard and failed to negotiate the curve just west of Fairway Boulevard. It was raining at the time of the crash. The driver entered the shoulder and over-corrected. Vehicle 1 spun across the road and was struck in the driver's side by the westbound Vehicle 2. Kovel was pronounced deceased at the scene. Murphy and Yucha were transported to Tampa General Hospital. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
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