Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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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


    • 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt sedan


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


    • Ford F-450 Hillsborough County Maintenance truck


    Richard Davis (minor injuries)
    PO Box 1110
    Tampa FL


    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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