Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-282

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

    Driver suffered fatal injuries in single vehicle accident.
    • Monday
    • June 1, 2015
    • Time: 2:20 AM
    • Linebaugh Avenue just west of Gretna Green Drive

    Vehicle:

    • 1999 Lexus Sedan

    Driver:

    Matthew McDonald
    DOB: 8-17-94
    50 Foxfire Lane
    Oldsmar

    Details:

    On June 1, 2015 at approximately 2:20 am, McDonald was traveling westbound on Linebaugh Avenue at a high rate of speed when he lost control in the right hand curve just west of Gretna Green Drive. He went into the median and struck a tree on the driver's side. The impact split the car in two, ejecting the driver west into the median. He was declared deceased at the scene by Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.
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