Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-563

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 3, 2015
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    Pedrestrian Traffic Fatality

    Vehicle tried to avoid striking pedestrian crossing the roadway.
    • Monday
    • November 2, 2015
    • Time: 8:00 PM
    • County Road 579
    • Seffner

    Pedestrian: (deceased)

    Antonio T. Sheard
    Age 30
    6566 CR 579
    Seffner, FL

    Vehicle:

    • 2005 Nissan Altima

    Driver:

    Jason C. Thompson
    Age 31
    5203 Pine St.
    Seffner FL

    Details:

    On Monday, November 2, 2015 at approximately 8 pm, Jason C. Thompson, was traveling southbound on County Road 579 in a 2005 Nissan Altima and Antonio T. Sheard, was walking across 579 westbound from the Super Stop Convenience Store.

    Thompson swerved right in an attempt to miss Sheard but was unsuccessful. After impact, Thompson drove off the shoulder of the road where he struck a tree. Sheard died at the scene from the injuries sustained in the crash and Thompson sustained minor injuries and was transported to Florida Hospital - Fletcher.

    Alcohol is not suspected in this crash, next of kin has been notified.

    The investigation continues,
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