Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-303

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 15, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Traffic Fatality

    Driver received fatal injuries as a result of the crash.
    • Friday
    • June 12, 2015
    • Time: 3:24 PM
    • Leonard Avenue at the intersection of McMullen Road
    • Riverview

    Vehicle:

    • 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt sedan

    Driver:

    Barbara Ellen Van-Heuvel (deceased - next of kin notified)
    DOB: 9/22/1946
    10104 King Oak Drive,
    Riverview FL

    Vehicle:

    • Ford F-450 Hillsborough County Maintenance truck

    Driver:

    Richard Davis (minor injuries)
    DOB:12/1964
    PO Box 1110
    Tampa FL

    Details:

    The following news release is preliminary information known at the time of this release and is subject to change as the investigation continues;

    On June 12, 2015 at 3:24 pm, Barbara Ellen Van-Heuvel was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt sedan when she stopped for the stop sign eastbound on Leonard Ave at the intersection of McMullen Road in Riverview.

    Richard Davis was driving a Ford F-450 Hillsborough County Maintenance truck south on McMullen Road when he struck the driver's side of Van-Heuvel's vehicle as she pulled in front of him while making a left turn on McMullen Road. Van-Heuvel received fatal injuries as a result of the crash and died at the scene. Davis was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.

    No charges are anticipated at this time, however the final determination on any charges will be made upon the conclusion of the investigation.

    The investigation continues.

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