Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-276

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 1, 2015
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    Vehicle And Train

    Driver went around several vehicles that were stopped and waiting for the oncoming train.
    • Saturday
    • May 30, 2015
    • Time: 12:12 PM
    • Broadway and East Tampa Boulevard

    Vehicle:

    • 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt

    Driver:

    Jermaine Lamar Williams
    DOB: 2-18-89
    809 Cape Cod Circle
    Valrico

    Cited: Driving Around or Under a Railroad Crossing

    Details:

    At approximately 12:12 pm, May 30, 2015 deputies responded to a crash involving a vehicle and an Amtrac train. The railroad crossing arms had lowered for an oncoming train and traffic was stopped. A vehicle driven by Jermaine Lamar Williams went around several vehicles that were stopped and waiting for the oncoming train. He traveled in the oncoming lane of traffic, went around the vehicles and proceeded through the lowered train crossing arms when he was t-boned by the oncoming Amtrac train. Williams suffered non life threatening injuries and was transported to Tampa General Hospital via EMS.

    The Amtrac train had 103 passengers on board as well as 9 crew members. No one on the train was injured. The conductor estimated the train to be traveling between 78 - 79 mph.

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