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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-322

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 22, 2015
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    Delayed Traffic Fatality

    Driver was injured in a traffic crash on June 12.
    • Friday
    • June 12, 2015
    • Time: 3:40 PM
    • Fletcher Avenue/Armenia Avenue

    Vehicle:

    • 2004 Toyota Corolla

    Driver:

    Eddy Ramos
    DOB: 08/13/1931
    17710 Crystal Cove Place
    Lutz, FL

    Vehicle:

    • 2008 Chevy Tahoe

    Driver:

    Merminia M. Rodriguez
    DOB: 11/2/64
    6402 Beaver Way
    Tampa, FL

    Details:

    On June 12, 2015 at approximately 3:40 p.m., Eddy Ramos was driving his 2004 Toyota westbound on Fletcher Avenue in the middle through lane at approximately 45 MPH. Merminia M. Rodriguez was driving her 2008 Chevy Tahoe eastbound on Fletcher Avenue in the left turn lane attempting to travel north on Armenia. Both drivers had solid green ball traffic lights. Rodriguez failed to yield to Ramos, entered the intersection, turned and was struck on the right side by Ramos' Toyota. Ramos went to the hospital with incapacitating injuries and died on June 20, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital.
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