Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 16-006

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 7, 2016
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    Traffic Fatality

    Pedestrian suffered fatal injuries.
    • Thursday
    • January 7, 2016
    • Time: 5:32 AM
    • E. Fletcher Avenue West of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard

    Pedestrian:

    Jodie D. Carroll (deceased)
    DOB: 01/05/66
    At Large

    Vehicle:

    • 2001 Gray Jeep Cherokee

    Driver:

    Melody A. Greene
    DOB: 03/03/60
    36506 Judee Dr.
    Zephyrhills, FL

    Details:

    On January 7, 2015 5:32 a.m., Jodie Carroll was standing on the concrete median of Fletcher Ave. just west of Bruce B. Downs Blvd. As the Jeep driven by Melody Greene approached westbound in the left (median) lane, Mr. Carroll suddenly stepped into the path of travel of the Jeep. Melody Greene struck the pedestrian and came to a complete stop within the left lane. Mr. Carroll was 120 feet west of the crosswalk at Bruce B. Downs Blvd. and 642 feet east of a pedestrian crosswalk on Fletcher Ave. Mr. Carroll died at the scene.
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