Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-432 (15-105)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 21, 2015
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    Traffic Fatality Arrest

    Passenger suffered fatal injuries in traffic crash.
    • Thursday
    • August 20, 2015
    • Time: 8:17 PM
    • County Road 39 south of Old Welcome Road


    Hector Estrella, Jr.
    DOB: 6/12/1993
    3014 Gerald Hall Road
    Plant City


    • DUI Manslaughter

    Previous Release 15-105:

    Hector Estrella Jr.
    DOB: 6/12/1993
    3014 Gerald Hall
    Plant City, FL

    Passenger: (Deceased)
    Sonia E. Roldan
    5524 Shawn Hollow Ct
    Plant City, FL


    On August 20, 2015 at 8:17 pm, deputies arrested Hector Estrella, Jr. for DUI Manslaughter. Toxicology test revealed Estrella had a blood alcohol level of 0.128 after the crash. Estrella was arrested without incident.

    Previous News Release:

    February 22, 2015 at approximately 6:15 am, Hector Estrella Jr.,was driving a 2001 Toyota southbound on County Road 39 south of Old Welcome Road at approximately 55 mph when he drove off the roadway, struck a culvert, and overturned the vehicle.

    Passenger Sonia E. Roldan was asleep in the back seat of the vehicle unrestrained and was ejected from the vehicle. Roldan died at the scene as a result of her injuries.

    There has been no arrest at this time, pending toxicology and blood analysis. Alcohol does appear to have been a contributing factor in the cause of this crash
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