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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-131

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 4, 2016
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Traffic Fatality

    A passenger suffered fatal injuries in two vehicle traffic crash.
    • Friday
    • April 1, 2016
    • Time: 4:15 PM
    • Kirkland Road
    • Plant City, Florida

    Vehicle 1:

    • 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pick up truck


    Peter Tan
    Age - 21
    4900 Millennium Blvd.
    Orlando, FL

    Christian Steve
    Age - 15
    6105 Metro West Blvd.
    Orlando, FL

    Vehicle 2:

    • 2007 Hyundai Sonata


    Marlene Gomez Rosales
    Age -  27
    1513 Sparkman Road
    Plant City, FL

    Left Rear Passenger:
    Rodrigo Modesto
    Age -  4 months
    1513 Sparkman Road
    Plant City, FL

    Rear Middle:
    Marinely Modesto-Gomez
    Age - 6
    1513 Sparkman Road
    Plant City, FL
    Right Rear:
    Osvaldo Modesto-Gomez
    Age - 3
    1513 Sparkman Road
    Plant City, FL


    *The following information is what's known at the time of this release and is subject to change as the investigation continues;

    Hillsborough County, FL (Plant City) - On April 1, 2016 at approximately 4:15 pm, Peter Tan was driving a Chevrolet Silverado westbound on Kirkland Road at the intersection of Wiggins Road South in Plant City.

    Marlene Gomez Rosales was driving her 2007 Hyundai Sonata northbound on Wiggins Road approaching the intersection when Peter Tan violated the right of way and drove westbound into the intersection and into the path of Ms. Rosales.

    Ms. Rosales steered to the left in an attempt to avoid the crash and struck the left rear quarter panel of the truck. The truck rotated counterclockwise and came to rest within a ditch on the northwest corner. The Hyundai continued northwest along the west side of Wiggins Road.

    Rodrigo Modesto suffered life threatening injuries and was rushed to the nearest hospital, South Baptist Hospital where he died from his injuries a short time after her arrived.  All of the other occupants were transported to Tampa General Hospital with non life threatening injuries.

    Neither alcohol nor drugs are suspected of contributing to this crash. The next of kin have been notified. No charges at this time pending further investigation.
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