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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-277

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 1, 2015
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    Traffic Fatality

    Motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries in traffic crash.
    • Sunday
    • May 31, 2015
    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Lutz Lake Fern Road and Sunlake Boulevard

    Vehicle #1:

    • 2005 Kawasaki ZX10 Motorcycle

    Driver:

    Carl Reitano (Fatality)
    DOB: 12-18-89
    3621 Ortona Drive
    Holiday, FL

    Vehicle #2:

    • 2011 Honda CBR Motorcycle

    Driver:

    Brandon Gimlin- Minor injuries
    540 Spring Lake Circle
    Tarpon Springs

    Vehicle #3:

    2008 Ford Explorer

    Driver: Brenda Lassiter
    DOB: 10-9-51
    6070 Drexel Road
    Lutz

    Details:

    On May 31, 2015 at approximately 9:00 am, Carl Reitano was riding a Kawasaki motorcycle eastbound on Lutz Lake Fern Road at approximately 45 mph, riding second in a staggered line of motorcycles. Brenda Lassiter was turning left in her Ford Explorer from westbound Lutz Lake Fern Road to travel south on Sunlake Boulevard. Lassiter failed to yield to the oncoming motorcycles, and was struck in her passenger side by both the lead bike of the group (Brandon Gimlin) and Reitano. Gimlin suffered minor injuries and Reitano was pronounced at the scene. Both motorcyclists were wearing helmets.

    The investigation continues.
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