Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 16-009

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 12, 2016
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    Traffic Fatality

    One driver in head-on collision suffers fatal injuries.
    • Saturday
    • January 9, 2016
    • Time: 5:17 AM
    • Fletcher Avenue and Kitten Drive
    • Tampa

    Vehicle:

    • 2005 Honda Accord

    Driver:

    Ahmed Benabidiba (deceased)
    DOB: 03/17/75
    9512 Snowberry Wy
    Tampa, FL

    Vehicle:

    • 2006 Chevrolet Equinox

    Driver:

    Sharlean Driggins
    DOB: 11/08/78
    30140 Wellesley Wy
    Wesley Chapel, FL

    Details:

    On January 9, 2016 at approximately 5:17 a.m. at the intersection of Fletcher Avenue and Kitten Drive, a fatal crash occurred. Vehicle 1, a 2005 Honda Accord driven by Ahmed Benabidiba, was traveling eastbound on Fletcher Avenue in the inside lane of travel. Vehicle 2, a 2005 Chevy Equinox driven by Sharlean Driggins was traveling westbound on Fletcher Avenue within the inside lane. For some unknown reason, the Honda Accord crossed the raised grassy median into the westbound lane of travel striking the Chevy head on. Ahmed Benabidiba was pronounced deceased at Florida Hospital. Sharlean Driggins was transported to Tampa General Hospital in serious, but stable condition. Toxicology pending, but there is no reason to believe alcohol/drugs were involved. Next of kin was notified.

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