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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-291

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 9, 2015
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    Traffic Crash With Serious Injuries

    Motorcyclist seriously injured in traffic crash expired.
    • Monday
    • June 8, 2015
    • Time: 4:17 PM
    • Fletcher Avenue / North Florida Avenue
    • Tampa

    Update:

    Alexander Cooks, Sr. expired June 10 at 10:59 pm from his injuries.

    Vehicle:

    • Suzuki Hayabusa 1300R motorcycle

    Driver:

    Alexander Cooks, Sr. (life threatening injuries)
    DOB: 8/18/65
    16032 Dawnview Drive
    Tampa, FL

    Vehicle:

    • Chevy Malibu

    Driver:

    Daphne McElwreath (no injuries)
    DOB: 11/23/46
    13835 Fletchers Mill Drive
    Tampa, FL

    Details:

    On June 8, 2015 at approximately 4:17 hours p.m., Alexander Cooks was riding a Suzuki Hayabusa 1300R motorcycle southbound through the Winn-Dixie parking lot at 13508 N. Florida Avenue. He was exiting on the south side to access Fletcher Avenue, was heard to accelerate the bike, but failed to yield to traffic already on Fletcher Avenue. He struck a westbound Chevy Malibu on its passenger side, driven by Daphne McElwreath. Cooks was wearing a helmet, but suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to St. Joseph's main facility where he is currently in critical condition.
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