Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 16-548

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 29, 2016
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    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Traffic Fatality

    Pedestrian stepped into the path of oncoming traffic.
    • Friday
    • December 23, 2016
    • Time: 7:54 PM
    • Gibsonton Drive

    Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Ram

    Driver: Joseph Bowles (no injuries)
    DOB:  01-30-55

    Passenger: Effie Bowles (no injuries)
    DOB: 03-20-58

    Pedestrian:

    Felipe Montoya (deceased)
    DOB: 05-26-78

    Driver:

    On 12-23-16 at approximately 7:54 p.m., pedestrian Felipe Montoya was attempting to cross Gibsonton Drive southbound and not within a crosswalk. He stepped into the path of approaching traffic and was struck by an eastbound 2005 Dodge Ram truck being driven by Joseph Bowles. Neither Bowles nor his passenger, Effie Bowles, were injured. Montoya was transported to Tampa General Hospital with life-threatening injuries and died from same at 9:10 p.m. Next of kin has been notified.
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