Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 16-376

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 8, 2016
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Traffic Fatality

    Driver arrested and additional charges are pending.
    • Monday
    • August 8, 2016
    • Time: 5:25 AM
    • Kelly Road and Memorial Highway

    Vehicle - 2001 Ford Van

    Driver - Carlos Yordanis Fleitas-Spiedad
    DOB: 09/23/1979
    6617 River Road
    Tampa, FL

    Vehicle - 2007 Toyota Corolla

    Driver - Jeffery Madore (deceased)
    Age 54
    2128 N. Beaver Creek
    Vernon Hills IL

    Passenger - Linda Madore
    Age 54
    2128 N. Beaver Creek
    Vernon Hills IL

    Details:

    On August 8, 2016 at 5:25 AM, a 2007 Toyota Corolla, driven by Jeffrey Madore, was traveling south on Kelly Road attempting to turn left onto Memorial Highway. Carlos Yordanis Fleitas, was driving a 2001 Ford van west on Memorial Highway and failed to stop at the red light at Kelly Road. The Ford Van then struck the front of the Toyota. Jeffery Madore was pronounced deceased at the scene and his wife Linda was transported to a local hospital where she is listed in serious condition.

    After the crash, Fleitas fled the scene on foot and but was later apprehended at his home. Fleitas submitted to a blood draw and had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his mouth. Fleitas was driving on a suspended license with knowledge, and had an outstanding warrant for DUI from a previous DUI arrest on  05/21/2016. Fleitas will be transported to the Hillsborough County Orient Road Jail as soon as he is medically cleared for minor injuries at a local hospital.

    Jeffery and Linda just bought a retirement home here in Florida and were on their way to the airport to fly home to get ready to move. Both were restrained by seat belts.

    Next of kin have been notified.

    Additional charges are pending.
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